Two Pruitt Aides Resign as E.P.A. Ethics Questions Continue

Top aide to EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns

Kurlander said that the EPA administrator's wife "started, but did not complete, the Chick-fil-A franchisee application" and added that Pruitt's wife is not now and has never previously been a franchisee for the company.

The cons outweigh the pros, wouldn't you say?

A senior aide wrapped up in the ethics investigations of Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has abruptly resigned.

"We've been looking into all the accusations but nevertheless Trump isn't fazed", said one official, "you would have thought after Chick-Fil-A that would have done it but he's not going anywhere".

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With a Niagara Falls-like torrent of news exposing Scott Pruitt's passion for penny-ante corruption, it can be hard to remember what evidence of his moral bankruptcy came to light last month, or even just last week. You have done, the EPA is doing so well, so many approvals and disapprovals...

Some Senate Republicans said Wednesday that their support for Mr. Pruitt remained steadfast.

Pruitt "is about as swampy as you get here in Washington, D.C. And if the president wants to drain the swamp, he needs to take a look at his own Cabinet", Ernst said Tuesday at an energy policy forum.

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.

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Apparently, Wilcox has had a rough day answering questions about the impending departure of EPA aide Millan Hupp. The EPA in August spent $1,560 on a dozen customized silver fountain pens emblazoned with the agency's seal and Pruitt's signature.

Pruitt's alleged use of his EPA position to help job-search for his family is improper because he put aides to work, and because "by using his staff he brought in the imprimatur of the agency, he invoked the authority of the agency", said Virginia Canter, ethics counsel with the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington nonprofit.

"Well, I support numerous new policies of the EPA", Kennedy said, before adding, "They're not Mr. Pruitt's policies".

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