FOIA Number: MULTI-DOI-17-0479

Ryan Zinke’s ‘Deep State’ Speech Ignores the Multiple Ethics Investigations He Faced As Interior Secretary

January 12, 2023
Zinke faced numerous ethical investigations during his time in the Trump administration, many of which were also investigated by American Oversight.

Interior Emails Regarding Office Renovations and Decorations

September 29, 2018
Department of Interior emails discussing office renovations and decorations for Secretary Zinke and other senior DOI officials. Emails include discussion of hanging or installing various taxidermied animals (bison, elk, grizzly, moose). Records cover March through October 2017.

Zinke and Bison and Bears (Oh My)

August 24, 2018
According to emails obtained by American Oversight, Zinke and his senior aides arranged for various taxidermied animals, including a bison, elk, grizzly, and moose, to be installed in their offices at taxpayer expense.