Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chair Katie Porter, D-Calif., made the criminal referral showing what they believe is a likely criminal quid pro quo between Trump administration officials, including former U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, and real estate developer Mike Ingram.
The committee’s investigation found a series of donations made by Ingram to the Trump Victory Fund and Republican National Committee totaling $241,600.
The donations came simultaneously with an announcement from the Trump administration that they would re-evaluate the Clean Water Act permit that officials had previously denied Ingram. It had been denied for his proposed Villages at Vigneto mega-development along the San Pedro River in Arizona.
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