Trump appointee to Bureau of Indian Affairs resigns after Interior’s IG slams the loan program he oversaw

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Trump appointee to Bureau of Indian Affairs resigns after Interior’s IG slams the loan program he oversaw

Gavin Clarkson, a senior Bureau of Indian Affairs official appointed by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in June, quietly resigned Monday after the department’s Inspector General issued a scathing report on the loan program he oversaw. Clarkson, who served as deputy assistant secretary for policy and economic development, ran a program that guarantees loans for tribal businesses. […]

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