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The ethics probes into Trump’s Interior Department secretary Ryan Zinke



Several investigations into Zinke’s management were discontinued or inconclusive because of lack of evidence or cooperation.

The most notable case is an alleged threat to Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski after she voted against beginning debate on overturning the Affordable Care Act. Zinke allegedly called Murkowski and said the vote could have negative consequences for her state.

Probes from both the inspector general and the Government Accountability Office were forced to close after Murkowski and the Interior Department refused to cooperate.

A probe into three taxpayer-funded chartered flights, including a $12,000 chartered flight after he spoke to a National Hockey League team in Las Vegas. Investigators concluded the trips followed general guidelines, but department staffers did not provide complete information.

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