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Latest top Pruitt aide to depart is EPA legal counsel

08 June, 2018, 10:09 | Author: Lucille Rivera
  • New York. With the city's attention focused on the huge St. Patrick's Day Parade many blocks uptown the Occupy rally at Zuccotti Park on Saturday drew a

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. Democratic lawmakers released a transcript Monday of an interview with a top Pruitt aide who said the EPA chief asked her to reach out to the Trump International Hotel about buying a used mattress.

The news is just the latest in the growing ethical cloud surrounding Pruitt, for which Pruitt is under investigation by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the EPA's inspector general.

The Scott Pruitt ethics saga is becoming comical.

There are now a dozen federal inquiries underway into Pruitt's conduct and actions, which also include a Clinton-like disregard for e-mail protocol, and a luxury travel habit that has cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars and millions more in absurd security details.

In reality, Pruitt was trying to get his wife a Chick-fil-A franchise. This week, the Washington Post reported that, barely three months after taking office, Pruitt dispatched an EPA aide to arrange a meeting with Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy, for a "potential business opportunity".

Ethics rules prohibit officials from using their office for private gain.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), a member of GOP Senate leadership, didn't explicitly say Pruitt should be fired, but called Pruitt's behavior a "distraction".

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Despite the mounting scandals, President Donald Trump continues to stand by Pruitt and lavished praise on him today at a hurricane-preparedness briefing attended by Cabinet secretaries and agency heads.

Kurlander said that the EPA administrator's wife "started, but did not complete, the Chick-fil-A franchisee application" and added that Pruitt's wife is not now and has never previously been a franchisee for the company.

Pruitt's deal seems antithetical to President Trump's "drain the swamp" mantra.

The cons outweigh the pros, wouldn't you say?

In the fall, Pruitt tasked his scheduler with the nongovernment mission of shopping for a discount "Trump Home Luxury Plush Euro Pillow Top" mattress.

President Trump defended Pruitt at an event on Wednesday.

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