Scott Pruitt's abuses of power, ranked

Scott Pruitt's abuses of power, ranked

As a Cabinet official, Pruitt has access to the exclusive Navy-run restaurant, where prices are much lower than comparable eateries in downtown D.C. But that didn't stop Pruitt from racking up a sizable bill.

In reality, Pruitt was trying to get his wife a Chick-fil-A franchise.

Mr. Pruitt, in a statement on Wednesday, called Millan Hupp a "valued member of the E.P.A. team" and a "colleague, friend and trusted partner".

Several Senate Republicans have come to a consensus on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt: while they can get behind his regulation rollbacks, the recent slew of scandals surrounding his name have become a major distraction. Hupp said that Pruitt had directed her to house hunt and carry out other personal errands for him, including asking the Trump International Hotel about buying a used mattress cheap.

Kennedy seemed less impressed with Pruitt's work at the EPA.

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So professional. The backstory here is that a few weeks ago an Atlantic reporter revealed that Pruitt had asked for permission to raise the salaries of two of his favorite staffers, both of whom had followed him to DC from Oklahoma. Meanwhile, Trump praised Pruitt on Wednesday during a briefing on hurricane preparedness at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's headquarters.

"EPA is doing really, really well".

In addition to the House committee, the EPA's inspector general, the Government Accountability Office and the White House are investigating allegations concerning Pruitt's spending on first-class travel and security, his dealings with subordinates and with lobbyists, and other matters. "Chick-fil-A is a franchise of faith, and it's one of the best in the country", Pruitt told Nexstar correspondent Jessica Smith.

"Three months after Scott Pruitt was sworn in as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, his scheduler emailed Dan Cathy, chief executive of the fast-food company Chick-fil-A, with an unusual request: Would Cathy meet with Pruitt to discuss 'a potential business opportunity'?". "You know, somebody has to say that about you a little bit", said President Trump at a FEMA event. The EPA in August spent $1,560 on a dozen customized silver fountain pens emblazoned with the agency's seal and Pruitt's signature.

Their resignations leave Pruitt increasingly isolated at the EPA, where he has lost the confidence of most of the agency's career staff and many conservative political appointees who feel that Pruitt's ethical lapses have done a disservice to the President's agenda.

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