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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:23 AM

Six Interior appointees investigated for possible misconduct

By Juliet Eilperin and Dino Grandoni
April 23 at 3:52 PM

The Interior Departmentís Office of Inspector General has opened an investigation into whether six of President Trumpís appointees have violated federal ethics rules by engaging with their former employers or clients on department-related business.

The new inquiry, which the office confirmed in an April 18 letter to the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center, is looking into senior Interior officials, including Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech, White House liaison Lori Mashburn, three top staffers at the Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs, and the departmentís former energy policy adviser. The Campaign Legal Center detailed the officialsí actions in a Feb. 20 letter to the inspector generalís office, suggesting a probe is warranted ...


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