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EPA head laughs off Chick-fil-A questions; senior aide quits

EPA head laughs off Chick-fil-A questions; senior aide quits

But that's just the latest brazen act by Pruitt that has the spirit and/or the letter of ethics laws governing powerful public officials in dispute. "You already know, any individual has to say that about you a bit bit, you already know that Scott, however I inform you the EPA is doing so effectively", Trump stated a briefing concerning the present hurricane season at FEMA headquarters on Wednesday.

The letter was sent before the onslaught of scandals revealed since news of Pruitt's sweetheart condo deal broke in March.

Greenwalt will leave the agency on Wednesday to serve as general counsel to the Oklahoma Workers Compensation Commission, the EPA announced Thursday.

However, with Pruitt blunders maintaining footholds in the news cycle, some Republicans look eager to call out the EPA chief.

A Chick-fil-A representative told The Washington Post that Pruitt was interested in his wife becoming a franchise owner, but that she didn't complete the application. It came two days after Democratic lawmakers made public her testimony to a House oversight panel that Pruitt had her do personal errands for him, including inquiring about buying a used mattress from the Trump International Hotel.

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The vote comes after it was reported in February that the OIG did not have enough money to properly investigate Pruitt's travel expenses, noting it would have to limit its probe to 2017, leaving out the administrator's continued use of business and first class flights in 2018.

Pruitt spoke Wednesday to a correspondent for Nexstar Media Group.

"According to one top EPA official", The Atlantic adds, Hupp, "was 'tired of being thrown under the bus by Pruitt, ' and weary of seeing her name constantly appear in headlines about the agency". A former EPA deputy chief of staff, Kevin Chmielewski, said Pruitt had been seeking a Chick-fil-A franchise for his family. Connolly is a senior member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and serves as the ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on Government Operations.

Politico said that Pruitt's allies disputed the notion that the warning about overusing the mess was directed the EPA head, "but nobody contests that he's a frequent presence at the White House for lunch".

"I've had the opportunity to know Millan for the last several years as a colleague, friend and trusted partner", Pruitt said.


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