‘Find a job that would net her a salary that tops $200,000 for [my wife], Marilyn’ – Pruitt to aides
Scott Pruitt finally ‘resigns’ after a raft of scandals and 15 investigations into misconduct claims
Scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Pruitt resigns
President Trump tweeted Thursday, July 5, he accepted the resignation of Pruitt
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is finally resigning after a landslide of scandals and a dozen investigations
Pruitt asked an aide to get his wife a job at the Republican Attorneys General Association that paid over six figures, stayed at condo of lobbyist’s wife for $50 per night, demanded First Class flights and VIP treatment, acquired bulletproof desk and sound-proof room on tax payer dime
The ‘Sleaze Machine’ who used his post to try to roll back environmental regulations told top aide he was feeling out president Trump about potentially replacing AG Jeff Sessions
In his latest scandal, aide revealed that Pruitt, already facing are lavish travel and security violations scandal, asked staff to put his hotel charges on their credit cards
Scott Pruitt is sworn in as PA Administrator by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, watched by his wife Marilyn
He tried, to cover his tracks, rather unconvincingly. Quite amateurish and foolhardy, some would say.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday amid ethics investigations of outsized security spending, first-class flights and a sweetheart condo lease.
Scott Pruitt said close aides, kept three different schedules, one of them containing potentially revealing information was kept secret, which had this annoying habit of popping up at the wrong moments.
He was already facing myriad scandals at the time.
Thursday the embattled EPA Administrator finally resigned after an onslaught of scandals that lead to more than a dozen investigations of his use of staff, VIP travel, and efforts to gain perks and boost his household income.
President Trump announced the news on Twitter, rather tongue in cheek, hailing the top official who had caused a flood of humiliating headlines even as he praised Pruitt’s ‘outstanding’ tenure.
In just one of a litany of scandals that swirled around Pruitt, aides say Pruitt asked them to help his wife find a job that would net her a salary that topped $200,000.
But that report was just the latest in a litany of reports of efforts to score tickets to top-tier events, enjoy cut-rate lodging, fly first-class, meet lobbyists without a public record, blow through Washington D.C. traffic – and maybe even become the next attorney general with authority over the Russia probe.
Congressional Democrats were probing staff claims he ordered them to falsify his official schedules to shield meetings with industry big whigs.
Pruitt’s former chief of staff Kevin Chmielewski told CNN Pruitt held meetings to ‘scrub, alter or remove from Pruitt’s official calendar numerous records because they might “look bad.”‘
Trumps tongue-in-cheek remarks on Pruitt’s tenure at the EPA
Early Thursday Trump tweeted: ‘I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency’.
‘Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this. The Senate confirmed Deputy at EPA, Andrew Wheeler, will on Monday assume duties as the acting Administrator of the EPA,’ Trump wrote.
‘I have no doubt that Andy will continue on with our great and lasting EPA agenda. We have made tremendous progress and the future of the EPA is very bright!’ the president concluded.
With Pruitt’s departure, President Donald Trump loses an administrator many conservatives regarded as one of the more effective members of his Cabinet. But Pruitt had also been dogged for months by a seemingly unending string of scandals that spawned more than a dozen federal and congressional investigations.