The Minister of internal Affairs of the United States Ryan Zinke called the charges of embezzlement of budget funds against him false. Zinke wrote about this on his Twitter shortly after the US President Donald Trump announced that the Minister will leave his post at the end of this year.
“After 30 years of public service, I do not confirm the embezzlement of thousands of dollars, protecting myself and my family from false accusations,” wrote Zinke, adding that the US President is better to “focus on achievements.” “It is a great honor to serve the American people as the Minister of internal Affairs. I like working with the President, and I am incredibly proud of the good things that we have done together,” the Minister said.
In mid-October, the Supervisory service of the Ministry of internal Affairs of the USA published a report in which it was concluded that Zinke violated the rules of budget spending, allowing his wife and other family members to use the government cars for private purposes. The report reported that in the summer of 2017, he went with his wife on vacation to Turkey and Greece, taking with him to protect the police, which cost the budget of 25 thousand dollars.
The Washington Post, citing sources, reported that information about the investigation against the head of the interior Ministry submitted to the U.S. Department of justice.