Democrats want the FBI to investigate EPA’s Scott Pruitt

Christopher Davidson
June 13, 2018

A Washington Post report that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt spent $1,560 on 12 customized fountain pens from a Washington jewelry store sufficiently peeved Toledo Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur that she inserted an amendment into a spending bill to limit Pruitt's pen costs. "Administrator Pruitt directly, and admittedly, used EPA resources to attempt to secure a job for his wife". Add Trump Administration as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Trump Administration news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

Trump signaled he still supports Pruitt on Friday but stressed that he's not "blameless". "We're setting records", Trump said.

"Scott Pruitt can not shift the blame for his scandals to his aides or career EPA employees, said Democratic Representative Don Beyer, a member of the House Natural Resources Committee".

You can hear Pruitt in the video (via NBC) commenting on how "here we are talking about free speech, religious liberty, and folks won't let you engage in it at times" as the protester is escorted out.

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There are now at least a dozen ongoing investigations related to Pruitt by EPA's Office of Inspector General, the Government Accountability Office and congressional oversight committees.

EPA spokesman Jahan Wilcox referred questions to Pruitt's outside legal counsel, though he did not respond to requests to provide the name of the administrator's defense lawyer. Concordia did not return emails from the AP seeking comment, and the group's website lists a non-working phone number. "I love, she loves, we love Chick-fil-A as a franchise of faith", Pruitt said in a TV interview on Wednesday.

"I think with great change comes, I think you know, opposition".

The Washington Post reported this week that Pruitt asked his EPA scheduler to arrange a meeting past year with the chief executive of the restaurant chain Chick-fil-A. "So anyway, it's an exciting time". On Thursday, The Washington Post reported Pruitt enlisted members of his $3.5 million security detail to pick up his dry cleaning and search for his favorite skin moisturizing lotion, even though federal rules prohibit public officials from receiving gifts from subordinates, including unpaid services.

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