BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) —Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is exiting Washington amid a cloud of unresolved investigations and criticism.
Zinke told The Associated Press that he has lived up to the conservation ideals of Teddy Roosevelt and insisted that the allegations against him will be proven untrue.
The former Montana congressman also said he quit President Donald Trump’s cabinet on his own terms.
But there are indications he was pressured by the White House to resign effective Wednesday.