Interior secretary to resign

Are Abramoff connections an issue?


Tim Grieve
March 10, 2006 11:10PM (UTC)

Gale Norton will resign as George W. Bush's interior secretary today.

A source tells the Denver Post that Norton isn't leaving because of any problems and just wants to "go home for a while." We'll see. As the Rocky Mountain News reports, Norton's name has come up in connection with Jack Abramoff, who is said to have steered money to an environmental group Norton founded -- and used a former Norton associate -- in an effort to win favorable Interior Department treatment for his tribal clients.

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Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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