One of President Donald Trump’s cabinet members is facing a monumental scandal, centering around a $300 million government kickback that could be illegal.
Trump administration Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is being accused of dirty tactics after a tiny company in his hometown was awarded a massive government contract. According to the latest reports, a 2-person business from Zinke’s home state of Montana is getting paid $300 million to help restore electricity to Puerto Rico.
This whole situation smells extremely fishy. The Montana company, Whitefish Energy, is more than 3,000 miles away from Puerto Rico and the contractors have absolutely no experience with projects of this scale.
It should be obvious to everyone that Secretary Zinke and others within the Trump administration were inappropriately pulling some strings in order to get this huge contract. It really makes you wonder who else is getting paid as part of this sketchy deal!
Now a group of Democrats in Washington D.C. are crying foul and calling for an investigation.
“I think there’s more digging to be done,” Democrat Rep. Raúl Grijalva reportedly said Tuesday. “We’re looking at it; we pushed for a full investigation of some sort.”
Additionally, as The Hill reported, “House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) said Tuesday that he had not yet read reports about the contract. A GOP spokesman told the Post that the deal ‘raises numerous questions’ and that the committee would examine it. The Natural Resources Committee has jurisdiction over Puerto Rico.”
The Trump administration is digging itself into an enormous hole with this one! It’s only a matter of time before the whole thing blows up in their faces – sadly, that can’t come soon enough for millions of Americans suffering under the Trump administration’s stupid policies.