Scott Pruitt's abuses of power, ranked

Leroy Wright
June 8, 2018

So professional. The backstory here is that a few weeks ago an Atlantic reporter revealed that Pruitt had asked for permission to raise the salaries of two of his favorite staffers, both of whom had followed him to DC from Oklahoma. She went to the EPA after Pruitt became its administrator in early 2017, working to rewrite the Obama-era Waters of the US rule, or WOTUS, which expanded federal jurisdiction over water.

Hupp recently testified before the House oversight committee that she did many personal tasks for Pruitt, including house-hunting and inquiring about obtaining a used Trump hotel mattress. Scott Pruitt is a parasite you can get for free with a full tank of gas.

Pruitt is now the subject of multiple inquiries into his actions at the agency from ethics watchdogs, federal auditors and congressional committees.

What that meant: Pruitt was seeking to get his wife a Chick-fil-A franchise. This included enlisting the help of an agency aide to coordinate with Chick-fil-a, a fast food chicken franchise, to help his wife find a job, as first reported by The Washington Post.

Public officials are prohibited from receiving unpaid services from employees or for using their office for private gain.

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Despite the mounting scandals, President Donald Trump continues to stand by Pruitt and lavished praise on him today at a hurricane-preparedness briefing attended by Cabinet secretaries and agency heads. He's "doing really, really well", Trump said Wednesday, at a gathering with Pruitt and other agency and Cabinet leaders. "You know, somebody has to say that about you a little bit", said President Trump at a FEMA event.

Kennedy seemed less impressed with Pruitt's work at the EPA.

Some Senate Republicans said Wednesday that their support for Mr. Pruitt remained steadfast. On the other hand, you may not remember that Pruitt also spent around $1,560 of taxpayer money on 12 fancy fountain pens, and roughly the same amount on fancy journals.

"A call was arranged, then canceled, and Pruitt eventually spoke with someone from the company's legal department". She cited Pruitt's leadership and tenacity in a statement released by the EPA.

The EPA chief is the subject of several investigations into alleged ethical lapses.

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