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Scott Pruitt is back in the news, and it would be funny if it wasn’t such a sad and blatant abuse of taxpayer money. #PruittBooted
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BREAKING: @EPAoig finds that Scott Pruitt’s administration failed to justify his $3.5 million security detail. #PruittBooted https://t.co/HVO3tvCy9b

We’ve been saying for months that there’s no justifying Scott Pruitt’s $3.5 million security detail. @EPAiog agrees. #PruittBooted https://t.co/uFbUhspsoA

There’s no justifying Scott Pruitt’s egregious waste of taxpayer money. Pruitt owes taxpayers – big time. #PruittBooted https://t.co/NDU0nuAYz9

Scott Pruitt is no longer at the @EPA, but on #NationalColoringBookDay we wanted to give you another chance to commemorate his dismissal. 🖍️🖍️ #PruittBooted

.@realDonaldTrump said he’d “drain the swamp.” With @EPAAWheeler, he’s doing just the opposite. 🤔

https://t.co/YOCpA0Flu9 #WheelerDealer

It’s the job of @EPA to protect us from toxic chemicals like TCE. It failed under Pruitt. Will @epaawheeler put our health above corporate insterests, or will he be #pruittspuppet? #ToxicTrump #BanTCE #WheelerDealer

EN VIVO: Hoy @EPWDems pondrá a prueba el compromiso que debe tener el administrador interino de la @EPA, @EPAAWheeler, de proteger nuestra salud y el medio ambiente. #StopEPARollbacks #WheelerDealer https://t.co/82qqWWa7vN

Scott Pruitt put polluters first. We can't afford more of his toxic agenda. #StopEPARollbacks #PruittBooted https://t.co/FivIrQkKyK

#StopEPARollbacks #PruittBooted

@DefendOurFuture https://t.co/dBaHkRUX7A

News Articles

The two main defenses of Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt’s questionable condo lease both suffered significant blows late Wednesday. And, making matters worse, President Trump doesn’t sound particularly committed to Pruitt.

Since his $50-per-night, vacation-style rental agreement with the wife of an energy lobbyist was publicized, Pruitt’s defenders have focused on two things:

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Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) called for Scott Pruitt’s resignation Tuesday, becoming the first Republicans to demand the embattled Environmental Protection Agency administrator step down amid growing controversy over his spending and ties to lobbyists.

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Aides to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt last year considered leasing a private jet on a month-to-month basis to accommodate his travel needs, according to current and former agency officials.

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In early March, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt approached the White House with a request: He wanted substantial pay raises for two of his closest aides.  

The aides, Sarah Greenwalt and Millan Hupp, were part of the small group of staffers who had traveled with Pruitt to Washington from Oklahoma, where he had served as attorney general. Greenwalt, a 30-year-old who had worked as Pruitt’s general counsel in Oklahoma, was now his senior counsel at the EPA. Hupp, 26, was working on his political team before she moved to D.C. to become the agency’s scheduling director.

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An unbeatable deal on a luxury condo. A lobbyist with energy-industry clients. Something seems fishy.

Members of the Trump administration continue to have difficulty following basic ethical standards. The latest lapse, by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, is more troubling than the recent purchase of a $31,000 dining set by HUD Secretary Ben Carson, which he blamed on his wife. (Who said chivalry is dead?)

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