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Swathed in Controversy EPA Head Scott Pruitt Resigns

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President Donald Trump tweeted he supposed Scott Pruitt’s abdication as conduct of a Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Jul 5, 2018.

In a tweet, Trump announced that a EPA Deputy Director, Andrew Wheeler, will be a behaving executive commencement on Monday, Jul 9. The rest of a summary consisted of high praises for “Andy” and a EPA as a department.

Pruitt has been underneath attack, by both Republicans and Democrats, for a approach he manages a department, his controversial ethics, and his spending. He faces during slightest 12 sovereign investigations as a outcome of his misconduct.

His actions started to pull courtesy progressing this year. Pruitt’s many egregious act was regulating tax-payer income to fly initial category to U.S. and general destinations, that reportedly cost $105,000 during his initial year in office.

Moreover, Pruitt’s relations with lobbyists is another unfortunate betrayal. He paid $50 any night he stayed in a D.C. condo of Vicki Hart whose father is a authority of Williams Jensen, a lobbying firm. The former EPA Director also spent time with other lobbyists in countries like Spain and Australia.

He combined a sound-proof counter in his bureau costing $43,000. This output was dynamic to be bootleg by a Government Accountability Office given he unsuccessful to obtain capitulation for remodeling costing over $5,000.

Pruitt’s expenditures were extreme and cost a taxpayers millions. He used his staff and confidence to perform duties for his mother and run personal errands. The dialect spent $3.5 million on 24/7 security, bulletproof vests, and a new SUV.

By Cathy Milne

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THE HILL: Embattled EPA conduct Pruitt resigns

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