New Records Put Bernhardt Under Fresh Scrutiny Over Casino Row

"Calendar shows David Bernhardt met with lawyer for Native American tribe linked to scandal-ridden predecessor".

"The new interior secretary, David Bernhardt, met with a lawyer for a Native American tribe that is linked to the political scandal haunting Bernhardt’s predecessor, according to internal agency records.

The meeting was disclosed in daily summary cards released by the agency but had not been recorded in earlier calendars. It raises fresh questions about Bernhardt’s potential conflicts of interest.

A grand jury is reportedly investigating Ryan Zinke’s role in blocking requests from two tribes to operate a casino in Connecticut. Zinke’s decisions followed a major lobbying campaign revealed by Politico."

Emily Holden reports for the Guardian April 17, 2019.

Source: Guardian, 04/18/2019