Watchdog calls for investigation into Wilbur Ross’ financial dealings

A nonpartisan watchdog has accused U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross of violating conflict-of-interest laws as well as statutes governing false statements and omissions — and is asking the department’s inspector general to investigate. The 115-page complaint by the Campaign Legal Center cites reporting by the Center for Public Integrity and several other news organizations in…

Trump Administration May Sell Or Transfer Land Cut From Utah Monument

The Trump administration is considering transferring or selling more than 1,600 acres of federal land that until recently were protected as part of Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, according to a draft resource management plan published Wednesday, despite repeated assurances from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that he would not sell or transfer federal lands. The…