Over at the White House, Chief of Staff John Kelly is said to be extremely miffed he wasn't warned in advance that Trump's E.P.A. head was a ticking time bomb, telling Pruitt in a phone call that "the flow of negative and damning stories needed to stop".
"I can't speak to the future of Scott Pruitt", Gidley said. And a member of Pruitt's security detail was "removed from the team and had his gun and badge taken away after raising concerns about how Mr. Pruitt's security was being handled", the Times reports. Trump dismissed the idea completely on Twitter, and also praised Pruitt's performance at the EPA. Pruitt lived in the condo for $50 a night - paying only for nights he stayed in the building - and his daughter used a second bedroom. I've written quite a bit lately about Scott Pruitt, the embattled EPA administrator who has shown a casual indifference to the fate of the planet and a malevolent coziness with the fossil-fuel industry, including a shady-as-hell condo deal with a lobbyist's wife in DC (for which he fell behind on payments, despite the low rate) [Politico].
McCollum asked Pruitt if he has reimbursed the agency for the door broken down by his security detail at his condo previous year.
"The President thinks he is doing a good job, particularly on the deregulation front", said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Wednesday. In a letter to the committee chairman, Trey Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican, Cummings said EPA had failed to fully comply with prior demands for Pruitt's travel records and requested that the documents be subpoenaed.
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At EPA headquarters, top aides strategized about how to protect Pruitt's job even as they put the final touches on an executive order that would change the way the federal government ensures that states are meeting national air pollution standards.
Dravis previously worked for a fundraising group founded by Pruitt before being hired at EPA.
Pruitt apparently outstayed his welcome for what was supposedly a six-week crash pad for the new swamp denizen to use while he got settled in D.C. The Harts considered the lease a favor to a friend, but soon found that Pruitt was hard to get rid of.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says the president's Environmental Protection Agency administrator must go.
Pruitt: It should not have happened and the officials that were involved in that process should not have done what they did.
Pruitt was reportedly directly questioned by these officials when staff approval was required for certain spending Pruitt made from tax payer's money that seemed over-board and unnecessary. Pruitt also signed an ethics pledge when joining the Trump administration in which he promised not to accept gifts from lobbyists.