Interior Secretary Zinke kept some meetings off public calendar
Updated 7:10 AM ET, Fri July 20, 2018
But Zinke’s calendar doesn’t show who else was in the room — three representatives from a company that does business with the National Park Service.
The meeting is one of about a dozen instances uncovered by CNN of Zinke’s calendar omitting or obscuring important details, leaving the public in the dark about who is meeting with Zinke, one of Trump’s most trusted cabinet officials with a consequential portfolio.
The situation is compounded because the Interior Department hasn’t distributed Zinke’s upcoming schedule in nearly a year. It only releases his calendar when a Freedom of Information Act request is made. About a year’s worth of his schedule has been released, yet those calendars are not a complete record of the secretary’s activities. And even the
calendars that have been released due to public records requests are currently five months old.
Zinke met with three executives of Delaware North, a contractor that runs hotels, restaurants and shops in several national parks, including in Grand Canyon and Yellowstone. Delaware North also runs a hotel in Zinke’s hometown of Whitefish, Montana, located about 20 minutes outside of Glacier National Park. READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE HERE.