Two Pruitt aides resign amid ethics questions

Two Pruitt aides resign amid ethics questions

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.

The request was sparked by recent reports that the EPA administrator has been using his staff to run personal errands, including finding his wife a job, hunting for a Washington apartment and picking up snacks, dry cleaning and hand lotion.

Pruitt called Greenwalt a "tremendous leader".

"While I will deeply cherish my time serving in the Trump administration, I am excited for the opportunity to return to my home state to once again serve the people of Oklahoma".

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. "And you know, somebody has to say that about you a little bit", Trump said.

Democratic Sens. Tom Udall of New Mexico, Tom Carper of DE and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island asked EPA inspector general Arthur Elkins on Thursday to investigate whether Pruitt is illegally using his EPA post to drum up business deals for his family.

He also says his wife is an entrepreneur, as if somehow that makes breaking the law OK.

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Hupp was recently in the news, just this week, after the Washington Post reported she had worked to arrange a meeting between her boss and the head of Chick-fil-A. A separate statement released by the EPA had Greenwalt praising Pruitt's "visionary leadership and tenacity".

Senate Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, said that all of the Pruitt stories "seem like distractions" from his actual work within the EPA.

Hupp and Greenwalt were also the two aides who were set to receive Pruitt-approved pay raises despite the White House's refusal to sign off on the raises.

There are now at least a dozen ongoing investigations related to Pruitt by EPA's Office of Inspector General, the Government Accountability Office and congressional oversight committees.

For his part, Pruitt suggested the criticism, investigations and unending stream of negative revelations about him were all political attacks motivated by his efforts to roll back environmental regulations.

"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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