EPA Chief Pruitt Had Office Swept For Surveillance Bugs

December 18, 2017

By Timothy Cama –

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had his office professionally examined earlier this year to look for covert surveillance devices.

The EPA paid $3,000 in March to Edwin Steinmetz Associates to do a “sweep for covert/illegal surveillance devices” in Administrator Scott Pruitt’s office at the agency’s Washington, D.C., headquarters, documents provided to The Hill show.

The EPA source who provided the documents on the condition of anonymity said the sweep, which came weeks after Pruitt’s arrival at the agency, did not uncover any bugs.

Pruitt, Oklahoma’s former attorney general, has taken a number of steps to guard his security and privacy in his time as EPA head.

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