US President Trump announced through social media on the 15th that Interior Minister Ryan Zinke will leave office within this year, and the candidate for a new minister will be announced next week.
More than a month after the mid-term elections ended in 2018, the Trump Administration began intensively adjusting its personnel arrangements. This is the fifth senior official change announced by Trump in nine days, following successive changes in the Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, the Attorney General, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States and the Chief of Staff of the White House.
Trump said that Zink has made great achievements in his recent two years in office and thanks him for his contribution to the country.
Zink, 57, became interior minister in March 2017. He was a Republican member of the House of Representatives in Montana.
Faced with a number of federal investigations, the U.S. media described Zinks work at the Home Office as a turbulent tenure. The New York Times reported that Zink was facing a number of allegations of moral anomie, including suspected misuse of public funds for travel and the acceptance of benefits by his family in real estate transactions.
Source: Qian Mingxiao_NBJ10675, Responsible Editor of CNN