The White Home and President Donald Trump didn't handle Pruitt's inquiring concerning the franchise Wednesday, however the president stated the EPA "is doing very well" in a gathering at FEMA headquarters.
We already knew that EPA administrator Scott Pruitt doesn't like paying full price for apartments and mattresses. "And you know, somebody has to say that about you a little bit", the President said of Pruitt. "Administrator Pruitt has certainly done just that".
Her personal work for Pruitt raised red flags among ethics experts.
The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER, filed a Freedom of Information Act Request to the EPA, which seeks the release of studies and documents that support EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's claim that human activity is not the largest factor causing global climate change.
Pruitt also directed 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.
Greenwalt faced scrutiny after she received a stunning 52 percent raise earlier this year before the EPA reversed it amid pushback from the White House.
Pruitt, in appearances before congressional panels this spring, has repeatedly blamed subordinates for his alleged ethical lapses.More news: Giuliani: Kim Jong-un 'begged' for summit to take place
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Other recently disclosed examples of Pruitt seeking special treatment include his repeated use of first-class air travel, luxury hotel suits and directing his security staff to use lights and sirens to speed through Washington traffic to dinner reservations.
He also says his wife is an entrepreneur, as if somehow that makes breaking the law OK.
"That's something we were very excited about, so, and we need more of them in Tulsa and we need more of them across the country", Pruitt said.
The reporter posted a video of the interview on Twitter. They were his first comments since it was reported that he used a top aide to inquire about a "business opportunity" with the fast-food company.
New coverage this week disclosing Pruitt's directive to Hupp to seek a used mattress for him, and another directive to a different staffer to reach out to the Chick-fil-A sandwich chain about a franchise for his family, led several GOP lawmakers to join Democratic colleagues in lambasting Pruitt.
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Pruitt actually suggests it's only a story because he's making big changes and "with great change comes significant opposition".