Interior Secretary Zinke kept some meetings off public calendar

Source:  cnn.com

Updated 7:10 AM ET, Fri July 20, 2018

Washington (CNN)On May 16, 2017, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke met with Rep. Chris Collins, a New York Republican who was the first in Congress to endorse Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy, according to Zinke’s official calendar.

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.

2 replies »

  1. What are the people going there for? To Hunt? Or see the wild Mustangs? That is what it is all about. He wants the kickback from the hotels and airlines, nevermind if people don’t want them there with their hotels!


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