Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt upgraded his official car last year to a costlier, larger vehicle with bullet-resistant covers over bucket seats, according to federal records and interviews with current and former agency officials.
In a six-page letter addressed to Scott Pruitt but circulated much more widely, two senators and three House representatives detailed allegations that were brought to their attention this week by Kevin Chmielewski, who served as President Donald Trump’s body man during the campaign before going on to work as the EPA’s deputy chief of staff.
A government watchdog agency concluded that the Environmental Protection Agencyviolated federal law in spending more than $43,000 to install a private phone booth in EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s office, according to a report obtained by ABC News.
ON MONDAY, two independent watchdogs released reports detailing abuse and, in one case, violation of the law at Scott Pruitt’s Environmental Protection Agency in pursuit of perks for the administrator and his staff. President Trump should have fired Mr. Pruitt a long time ago. The latest reports underscore the swampy behavior Mr. Trump appears willing to tolerate and excuse.
The pressure on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is building as inauspicious details keep emerging about his activities in office and his life outside it.