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The Teapot Dome scandal involved a shady land deal by Warren Harding's Secretary of the Interior. It was yet another scandal for an administration that had already had 2. The Interior Secretary went to prison for his misdeeds:
As Casey Stengel once said, "it's deja vu all over again".
This morning's Washington Post had a story about ANOTHER Secretary of the Interior who could be in hot water:
Ryan Zinke and his wife could both be guilty of self-enrichment for a proposed land development that is near two properties that they own in Montana. This week, Interior’s Office of Inspector General referred the inquiry — one of several probes into the secretary’s conduct — to the Justice Department to determine whether a criminal investigation is warranted. That referral concerns Zinke’s involvement in a Whitefish, Mont., land development deal backed by David J. Lesar, chairman of the oil services firm Halliburton (Dick Cheney's former company).
Interior’s acting inspector general, Mary L. Kendall, is conducting at least three separate probes connected to Zinke. One involves his decision not to grant a permit to two Connecticut tribes to jointly run a casino, despite the fact that career staff had recommended the move, after MGM Resorts International lobbied against it. Another focuses on whether Interior officials redrew the boundaries of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to benefit Utah Rep. Mike Noel (R), who owns property in the area.