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Letter Requesting DOJ Investigation of Interior Department Nominee David Bernhardt for Lobbying Disclosure Violations

On July 20, 2017, Campaign for Accountability called on the U.S. Attorney for the District of Colombia to investigate whether David Bernhardt, President Trump’s nominee for Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior, violated the Lobbying Disclosure At by continuing to lobby despite formally withdrawing his registration in 2016.  Emails obtained through a California public records request show Mr. Bernhardt continued to advance the interests of Westlands Water District, a California agricultural entity, after terminating his lobbying registration.

Click here to download all of the emails released by the Westlands Water District (.pst files).

Click here to download a PDF of the letter (without exhibits).