CABINET/INTERIOR/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Monday [2-4-19] that he will nominate acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to the job permanently, saying he has done ‘a fantastic job from the day he arrived.’ Bernhardt has been serving temporarily since Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke departed the Trump Cabinet nearly two months ago under an ethics cloud. The Interior Department is a sprawling agency with some 70,000 employees that manages the country’s natural resources on land and offshore, and oversees federal lands that collectively make up a fifth of the country. National parks, the Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs all fall under the secretary’s purview.”

Ledyard King, “Trump nominates former oil and agriculture lobbyist David Bernhardt as new Interior secretary,” USA Today, February 4, 2019 7:56 pm