Daniel Jorjani, the nominee to be the agency’s top lawyer, has been accused of lying to Congress about the agency’s controversial public records policy.
The former interior secretary falsely claimed last week that all probes against him were “b.s.” and that he’d been totally cleared of wrongdoing.
No other U.S. president has lost so many Cabinet members in his first term to ethics issues.
Former interior secretary violated the Hatch Act with his MAGA socks at Mount Rushmore event, federal officials determined.
Daniel Jorjani, a former Koch brothers adviser and Interior solicitor nominee, told agency colleagues in 2017 that “our job is to protect the Secretary.”
The new job at a Nevada mining company comes fewer than four months after Zinke left his position.
One speaker in the 2017 tape boasts of a petroleum group's links to David Bernhardt, who is now the acting Interior chief.
A grand jury is reportedly probing whether the former Interior chief lied to investigators about the agency's 2017 decision to block the project.
A DOJ official said the hope is that the Marshals offer security for Cabinet members "better and at the appropriate cost.”
Critics saw the announcement as an attempt to greenwash his anti-conservation record.
The former interior secretary had refused to approve a Native American operation opposed by MGM.
The former oil and gas lobbyist has served as acting agency chief since Ryan Zinke resigned early this year.
The lands President Donald Trump carved from Grand Staircase-Escalante included a 40-acre parcel owned by his ally and former Utah state Rep. Mike Noel.
The disgraced former interior secretary met his new boss on a flight to Atlanta, winning him over with talk of energy independence.
Keeping parks and monuments open while the government is shuttered is “mortgaging the park service’s future,” one ranger said.
Officials have justified gutting of climate policies by pointing to declining emissions.
Zinke resigned Wednesday amid a flurry of scandals. David Bernhardt, the agency’s No. 2 and a former energy lobbyist, has stepped in as acting secretary.
One person joked the outgoing interior secretary's letter was "written in the blood of an endangered species."