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OffbeatZinke exploring role with Fox News

01:05  09 november  2018
01:05  09 november  2018 Source:   politico.com

Trump to ‘take a look’ at Zinke ethics allegations

Trump to ‘take a look’ at Zinke ethics allegations President Trump said Monday he would "take a look" at the allegations that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke violated ethics rules, but he has not yet seen the reporting about them. "I think he's done a very good job. I do think he's done a very good job," Trump told reporters shortly before boarding Air Force One for a series of campaign rallies. "I haven't seen it yet, but I'll take a look. I'm going to look at any reports, I'll take a look. Certainly, I would not be happy with that at all," Trump said of the allegations, adding again that Zinke has "done a very good job as secretary.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is among the candidates being considered to succeed outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki But while Powell is still believed to be the front-runner, Fox News has learned that Trump is meeting Wednesday with Zinke about the U.N. role and other issues.

©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. In contradicting Trump, Zinke cited Glacier National Park in his home state as a prime example of the effects of climate change, noting that glaciers there have receded in his lifetime and even from one visit to the next.

Zinke exploring role with Fox News© Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Sources close to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he has made it known he plans to resign his position by the end of the year.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke reached out to Fox News inquiring about working at the conservative news channel as a contributor, according to sources familiar with the move.

Zinke’s outreach came as the scandal-plagued former Navy SEAL and Montana congressman is looking for employment opportunities after he exits Interior, as is expected. Zinke is also seeking positions on energy company boards of directors or even with private equity firms, two sources have said.

Neighbors confused by man impersonating Interior Secretary at his home

Neighbors confused by man impersonating Interior Secretary at his home Washington, D.C. neighbors of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke are increasingly befuddled Tuesday after a man staying in Zinke's residence Monday evening claimed to be the Secretary and called Park Police officers on a quizzical neighbor. A couple living next door to the rental house Zinke and his wife Lola have leased since 2015 in the family friendly neighborhood of Eastern Market, witnessed a peculiar scene Monday night when a 6 ft tall unknown man in his 30s, whose black Mercedes SUV was idling outside their house for hours, said he was Zinke.

Fox News is reporting Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke of Montana is among the people being considered to be next Fox News said Trump was meeting Wednesday with Zinke about the U.N. role and other issues. Zinke has talked to several people about the job and appears to want it, Fox News said.

©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. Zinke took heat last week after he said “konnichiwa” to a Japanese American congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, who quizzed him over funding for the Japanese American Confinement Sites program.

A contract with Fox would be unlikely unless President Donald Trump asks Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul who owns Fox’s parent company News Corp., one source told POLITICO.

Sources close to Zinke said he has made it known he plans to resign his position by the end of the year. He may have to leave earlier, however, depending on what Trump thinks of the investigation the Interior’s inspector general office has referred to his Justice Department.

The contents of the investigation report remain unknown. Media reports said it likely involves Zinke’s role in a land deal in his hometown of Whitefish, Mont., that is backed by Halliburton Chairman Dave Lesar. The deal and Zinke’s involvement were first reported by POLITICO in June.

Zinke is the Cabinet official most vulnerable to Democratic probe, White House fears.
An unconventional secretary: Multiple ethics investigations, 66 days off, and meetings with billionaires.

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