He was under intense pressure due to multiple probes of his conduct in office and personal dealings.
Ryan Zinke resigned under pressure as administration officials concluded he was the most vulnerable Cabinet member to congressional investigations when Dems take over in January, @eilperin & @jdawsey1 report. His tenure was plagued by ethics scandals. https://t.co/kdyl9l3seA
Another ethics-challenged cabinet member leaving town just ahead of the sheriff. The sheriffs need to move faster. The amount of sleaze and corruption at the highest levels of this Administration is unprecedented. #DrainTheSwamp https://t.co/ENeMhncdUE
Ryan Zinke came under 15 investigations, including conflict of interest, Hatch Act violations, and $139,000 office doors. There were also questions about a two-person Montana firm that got a $300 million contract in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. https://t.co/YwMYjNdLeu
Trump made Zinke's departure official this morning. But his fate was sealed several weeks ago. With @jdawsey1 https://t.co/7P3gGbmAqy
“Administration officials concluded weeks ago that @SecretaryZinke ranked as the Cabinet member most vulnerable to congressional investigations once Democrats took control of Congress in January.” https://t.co/91tTeFqHAd
Zinke resigned as @realDonaldTrump prepared for cold season of relentless investigation of his team for misconduct. @eilperin @jdawsey1 https://t.co/1IzawzRtOF
Interior Secretary Zinke resigns amid investigations - The Washington Post https://t.co/k36RemegB2
Interior Secretary Zinke resigns amid investigations https://t.co/e2Y5RFEBaF
Zinke resigns: https://t.co/WcWFBztTo3
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