Embattled interior secretary Ryan Zinke steps down after series of scandals

  • Zinke has been accused of using his position for personal gain
  • Trump: ‘I want to thank him for his service to our nation’

Donald Trump’s embattled interior secretary, Ryan Zinke, is stepping down, following a series of scandals in which he is accused of using his position for personal gain.

Trump tweeted that Zinke would “be leaving the administration at the end of the year after having served for a period of almost two years”. Trump added that Zinke had “accomplished much during his tenure” and that a new secretary of the interior would be announced next week.

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Source: theguardian