Pruitt Has Got To Go
April 6, 2018
As each day passes, more and more stories come out showing the staggering depth of Scott Pruitt’s corruption. Now, it appears he is lying to try to defend himself and that he has even gone so far as removing or reassigning staff who raised concerns over his lavish spending.
As Pruitt tries to defend his growing number of scandals, to make matters worse, it appears he might be lying about what he knew.
Washington Post’s The Fix: “Did Scott Pruitt falsely deny knowledge of his aides’ pay raises? It sure looks like it.”
Daily Beast: “As he doggedly tries to save his job amid a mounting ethics scandal, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has insisted that there was no formal or informal conflict of interest when he rented a room from high-profile Washington D.C lobbyist, J. Steven Hart. … A review of lobbying disclosure forms and publicly-listed EPA records, however, suggests that Pruitt is either lying or is woefully unfamiliar with the operations of his own agency.”
There is also a striking trend of EPA officials and staff who have either been removed or reassigned after raising concerns over Pruitt’s management and lavish spending.
New York Times: “At least five officials at the Environmental Protection Agency, four of them high-ranking, were reassigned or demoted, or requested new jobs in the past year after they raised concerns about the spending and management of the agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt.”
CNN: “Multiple senior officials at the Environmental Protection Agency were sidelined or demoted after they pushed back on or raised concerns about Administrator Scott Pruitt's pricey travel, office spending and management of the agency, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told CNN.”
CBS News: “Several weeks after taking the helm of the Environmental Protection Agency, Administrator Scott Pruitt was running late and stuck in Washington, D.C., traffic. Sources tell CBS News that he wanted to use his vehicle's lights and sirens to get to his official appointment, but the lead agent in charge of his security detail advised him that sirens were to be used only in emergencies. Less than two weeks later that agent was removed from Pruitt's detail, reassigned to a new job within the EPA.”