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Ryan Zinke out as Interior Secretary

December 15, 2018

President Trump announced Saturday that embattled Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was leaving the administration at the end of the year.

The president made the announcement in a series of tweets, commending the former Montana congressman and Navy SEAL for serving nearly two years atop the Department of Interior.

“Ryan has accomplished much during his tenure and I want to thank him for his service to our Nation,” said Mr. Trump.

.......The Trump Administration will be announcing the new Secretary of the Interior next week. Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 15, 2018

The ouster of Mr. Zinke, who faces numerous ethics and mismanagement investigations, is part of a year-end shakeup at the White House.

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