Corey Lewandowski

Ryan Zinke joins lobbying firm founded by Trump campaign aides

In this image, Ryan Zinke walks out of a black SUV with a red tie.
Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Photo: Shawn Thew - Pool via Getty Images

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke are joining Turnberry Solutions, a lobbying firm founded by former Trump campaign aides, Politico reports.

The big picture: Zinke resigned as interior secretary amid several investigations into his travel and potential conflicts of interest, including a Justice Department probe into whether he lied to investigators from the Interior's inspector general's office — a potential criminal violation. Zinke is the first Trump Cabinet member to join a lobbying firm after leaving the administration.

The best bits from Corey Lewandowski's new Trump book

Former Trump Campaign manager Corey Lewandowski at a campaign rally in Washington, Michigan.
Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski at a campaign rally in Washington, Michigan. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

A new book by President Trump's former advisers Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie alleges that dozens of federal officials in Washington are working to undermine the president, according to a copy obtained by the Washington Post’s Philip Rucker.

Between the lines: Neither of the men work inside the administration, but they are close to the president and see themselves as "his outside protectors," according to Rucker. But both remain controversial figures and some White House officials, including Chief of Staff John Kelly, who reportedly physically confronted Lewandowski in the White House this year, are skeptical of their intentions.