"Natural Resources Democrats Seek Interior Documents On Bribery Allegation"

"Two Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee are seeking documents from Interior Secretary Deb Haaland that they say could shine line on whether President Trump offered a pardon to two people convicted of setting fires on public land because of a campaign donation.

In a letter to Haaland on Friday, Natural Resources Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) outlined what they said are indications that real estate developer Mike Ingram donated to a Trump-aligned super PAC in exchange for the pardons of two other men.

Attorney Lanny Davis, a representative for Ingram’s company El Dorado Holdings, denied any wrongdoing by Ingram. Davis has contributed op-eds to The Hill.

“I know Mike Ingram personally and as the head of a company I have represented – and I have no doubts about his integrity and honesty,” Davis said in a statement to The Hill.  “This allegation of a connection between Mr. Ingram’s support for a pardon, which was supported by others in the Oregon ranching community, and any political donation Mr. Ingram made is baseless – another example of innuendo accusations of a crime unsupported by facts."

Zack Budryk reports for The Hill December 2, 2022.


Source: The Hill, 12/05/2022