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Fri Oct 27, 2017, 06:22 PM

Trump administration disavows Puerto Rico power contract [View all]

Source: Associated Press

Trump administration disavows Puerto Rico power contract

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration scrambled Friday to distance itself from the decision to award a $300 million contract to help restore Puerto Rico’s power grid to a tiny Montana company from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s hometown.

The White House said federal officials played no role in the selection of Whitefish Energy Holdings by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority.

The administration disavowed the contract amid a growing number of investigations and a bipartisan chorus of criticism from Capitol Hill.

Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Zinke had given the president his personal assurance that he had nothing to do with what she described as “a state and local decision made by the Puerto Rican authorities and not the federal government.”

The interior secretary also issued a fiery denial on Twitter, saying “Only in elitist Washington, D.C., would being from a small town be considered a crime.”


Read more: https://apnews.com/dd41788dcc594b6d9a91de45c44f091e/Trump-administration-disavows-Puerto-Rico-power-contract

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