"Pruitt Aide Resigns After Describing Personal Errands " WCCO


The subject line of the email was "Meeting with Administrator Scott Pruitt".

John Kennedy blasted embattled Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt for "acting like a moron" Thursday, warning that Pruitt's ongoing ethics scandals are "hurting the President, and therefore he's hurting the country".

"A call was arranged, then canceled, and Pruitt eventually spoke with someone from the company's legal department".

According to one top EPA official, the 26-year-old was "tired of being thrown under the bus by Pruitt", and weary of seeing her name constantly appear in headlines about the agency.

Hupp told lawmakers that Pruitt had her conduct numerous personal errands, including inquiring about buying a used mattress.

Whether he will or won't respond with another invective is anyone's guess, but it seems fair to assume that no one in the press should expect a Christmas card this year from the EPA. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) said at an energy policy forum in Washington on Tuesday that Pruitt is "about as swampy as you get here in Washington, D.C".

The Post notes that "federal ethics laws bar public officials from using their position or staff for private gain".

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It's starting to look like EPA Chief Scott Pruitt thought getting a spot in the White House Cabinet was akin to becoming the sultan.

"Somebody has to say that about you a little bit, you know that, Scott", he added.

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

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.

President Trump defended Pruitt at an event on Wednesday.

Pruitt also directed the elder Hupp, an Oklahoman like her boss, to book a personal trip to the Rose Bowl for him and search for housing for him in the Washington area, she told the investigators. She cited Pruitt's leadership and tenacity in a statement released by the EPA.