Scott Pruitt Made Staff Drive Him Around To Find His Favorite Lotion

Scott Pruitt Made Staff Drive Him Around To Find His Favorite Lotion

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt asked members of his 24/7 security detail to run errands for him on occasion, including picking up his dry cleaning and taking him in search of a favorite moisturizing lotion, according to two individuals familiar with those trips who spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk frankly. Questions have also mounted about a sweetheart real estate deal Pruitt had for a Capitol Hill condo that is co-owned by the wife of a top lobbyist, who had business before the EPA.

In congressional testimony last month, Pruitt described Hupp as "a longtime friend of my wife and myself", but denied the raise was related to their friendship.

It's starting to look like EPA Chief Scott Pruitt thought getting a spot in the White House Cabinet was akin to becoming the sultan.

Ethics rules prohibit officials from using their office for private gain.

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More than 100 lawmakers, including several Republicans, have called for Pruitt to step down.

A second top Pruitt aide, senior adviser Sarah Greenwalt, informed colleagues on Wednesday that she also is leaving the EPA and returning to Oklahoma for work at a state agency. But he did! And unfortunately for ol' Pruitt, his fancy-pen-buying days may be numbered, if Representative Marcy Kaptur has anything to say about it. This included enlisting the help of an agency aide to coordinate with Chick-fil-a, a fast food chicken franchise, to help his wife find a job, as first reported by The Washington Post. "And you know, somebody has to say that about you a little bit".

"Thank you, Scott, very much". You know that, Scott. You have done, the EPA is doing so well, so many approvals and disapprovals... She told the House panel that Pruitt had her ask about getting an "old mattress" from the Trump hotel at about the same time he was moving to a new apartment in Washington. Hupp and Greenwalt resigned this week, the reasons for their departures is still unclear.

The news is just the latest in the growing ethical cloud surrounding Pruitt, for which Pruitt is under investigation by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the EPA's inspector general.

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