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In the midst of gun reform, investigations expose that Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke hid his ownership of 1,000 shares in a private firearms company.
Zinke owns holdings in PROOF, a Whitefish, Montana firearms research and manufacturing company of rifles, barrels and gun stocks. However, he failed to report his investments in a mandatory disclosure form that he submitted to the Office of Government Ethics in January 2017.
n a joint effort between the Campaign Legal Center and the Office of the Inspector General, a formal complaint was filed on February 23, 2018, alleging that Zinke
violated “the primary conflict of interest statute arises in connection with his financial interest.” Currently, PROOF, which is a company based out of Zinke’s hometown, also possesses a government contract. He also awarded a two-person, Montana firm, Whitefish Energy Holdings LLC, a $300 million contract to restore power in Puerto Rico. The energy company is also based in Whitefish; hence it's name.
Appointed by Trump at the beginning of his presidential tenure, Zinke is an unwavering supporter of the National Rifle Association. An avid outdoorsmen who hunts and fish, already racked up a trail of questionable practices as Interior Secretary.
Zinke opened up protected lands to oil and gas drilling in northern Alaska known as The Arctic Refuge in June 2017.
In the past, he used military flights to attend Republican fundraiser, and for fun, he installed an arcade game in the cafeteria that simulated hunting deer.
As the list of unethical practices grow amongst multiple cabinet members and Trump, Newsweek reports that the sis the most corrupt Administration in history.
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