Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Trump praises EPA chief Pruitt under fire for ethics, spending

Scott Pruitt directed EPA aide to help his wife find a job at Chick-fil-A adding to his ethical scandals Top aide to EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns
Steven Clarke | 08 June, 2018, 04:35

Multiple senior administration officials who spoke to ABC News say the president does not appear to be changing his stance and is standing behind Pruitt.

So what have we learned?

Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst suggested this week that it might be time for Trump to tell Pruitt to go.

A bit much, don't you think?

"Sarah has been a tremendous leader within the agency, overseeing the start of the WOTUS rewrite as well as playing a vital role in our global relations", Pruitt said in a statement. Sarah Greenwalt and Millan Hupp, longtime loyalists to Pruitt, both of whom received raises when Pruitt's team used a loophole in the Safe Drinking Water Act to pay for the raises after they were first rejected by the White House. "The corruption begins with Scott Pruitt, and it must end with his resignation or firing".

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Questioned by Udall about the EPA tweet in a Senate hearing last month, Pruitt said: "I was unaware of the tweet and that shouldn't have occurred". You know that, Scott.

According to a source close to Pruitt, the message being sent at the meeting was abundantly clear: "We love having Mr. Pruitt, but it's not meant for everyday use". EPA is doing really well.

The review becomes the latest in a succession of federal investigations of Pruitt and his agency by the EPA's inspector general, the GAO, the White House Office of Management and Budget, and Congress. Hupp and Greenwalt resigned this week, the reasons for their departures is still unclear. At that event, the Associated Press said one of its reporters, who was denied entry, was grabbed by security guards and forcibly shoved out of the building after asking to speak to a public affairs person.

In appearances before congressional panels since then, Pruitt has repeatedly blamed subordinates for his alleged ethical lapses.

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