Trump Regime

Ryan Zinke is On His Way Out

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

I think we knew this was coming, but Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is going to depart the Trump regime sooner rather than later now that Democrats have regained control of the House of Representatives and thus oversight in Congress.

Politico reports that Zinke is measuring the drapes at Fox News.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has been exploring potential roles with Fox News, the energy industry or other businesses amid growing signs that he will leave President Donald Trump's Cabinet as he faces investigations into his ethics, according to people knowledgeable about the discussions. [...]

Two of those people said Zinke has reached out to Fox to inquire about working at the conservative news channel as a contributor.

Zinke won't have to 'reach out' very far to inquire about opportunities at Fox News.

Trump's communications director Bill Shine is a former Fox News executive who has brought the network and the White House closer together than ever before.

I think we should expect that every official who departs the Trump regime in the coming days and weeks will land on their feet in one way or another. Those who still have some dignify left will become lobbyists while the unemployables will join Fox News.

It's wingnut welfare.

  • muselet

    A contract with Fox would be unlikely unless Trump asks Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul who owns the company, one source told POLITICO. There is no indication the network has responded positively to Zinke’s overtures or expressed interest in bringing him on board.

    Wow. Ryan Zinke is too toxic even for Fox News. I didn’t know that was possible.

    Should Zinke be in job talks with an industry he regulates, such as oil and gas, he may run into trouble with federal ethics laws, an attorney at the watchdog group Campaign Legal Center said Thursday.

    According to federal statute, Zinke must recuse himself from any decisions at Interior that could affect the business of any company he is seeking employment with, said Delaney Marsco, the group’s ethics counsel. The group is considering filing a complaint on the matter, Marsco said.

    “These recusal obligations apply regardless of whether the communications are indirect, and even if Zinke isn’t serious about the job and never takes it,” Marsco told POLITICO.

    Maybe McDonald’s is hiring.

    I find Zinke’s job-search failure terribly funny. Does that make me a bad person?

    –alopecia

  • Flee, little man! Fleeeeee!

  • Arthur Croft

    Hopefully there’s enough of a paper trail for him to get prosecuted, jailed and also sued into oblivion.

    • Draxiar

      May there be a paper trail like that to everyone in the Trump Reich.