Published: Fri, June 08, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

EPA chief Pruitt’s senior legal counsel resigns amid ethics complaints

EPA chief Pruitt’s senior legal counsel resigns amid ethics complaints

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt reportedly ate at the White House mess hall so often the entire Cabinet was told not to treat it as "their personal dining hall", Politico reports.

Sarah Greenwalt, a senior counselor to Pruitt, and Millan Hupp, who worked as Pruitt's scheduling director, both resigned on Wednesday, the official told CNN.

Pruitt also came under fire for authorizing huge raises for two members of his team.

"Administrator Scott Pruitt, thank you".

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Elaina Plott, a writer for The Atlantic magazine, reported Wednesday that a top aide for the EPA had resigned, and that EPA spokesman Jahan Wilcox snapped at her when she called him for comment. So, now it's part of the EPA's agenda to become involved with companies and own Chick-fil-A franchises? The FOIA request came after Pruitt made this remark on CNBC in March of a year ago, not long after his confirmation as EPA administrator.

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The cons outweigh the pros, wouldn't you say? EPA is doing really well. You know that, Scott.

In addition to the House committee, the EPA's inspector general, the Government Accountability Office and the White House are investigating allegations concerning Pruitt's spending on first-class travel and security, his dealings with subordinates and with lobbyists, and other matters. Lincoln Ferguson, a former press secretary for Pruitt in Oklahoma, remains with the EPA's public affairs office.

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

Ryan Jackson, Pruitt's chief of staff, now is the only one of five staffers known to have been requested to appear before the House Oversight panel to remain on Pruitt's staff.

"I think he's hurting his boss, and when he hurts his boss, he's hurting the American people", Mr. Kennedy said.

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