“EPA Chief of Staff Ryan Jackson, is committed to advancing President Trump’s agenda of regulatory certainty and environmental stewardship and continues to do so under Administrator Pruitt’s leadership”, Wilcox said.
He’s got both in Scott Pruitt! Let us explain the hot waters in which President Donald Trump’s top environmental enforcer finds himself. “I did not”, he said.
Pruitt apparently outstayed his welcome for what was supposedly a six-week crash pad for the new swamp denizen to use while he got settled in D.C. The Harts considered the lease a favor to a friend, but soon found that Pruitt was hard to get rid of.
Protesters covered Washington, DC, with fake listings for a “luxury condo” to mock one of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s most recent scandals.
But, the Pruitt situation is a very interesting take on what matters more to Trump: What he loves or what he hates. “If he’s not pleased you’ll know it. …”
Still, the sharp focus on Pruitt’s housing arrangement, his premium-class travel both domestically and overseas and those aides’ raises has only further roiled an inner circle already under stress. “You don’t know who did this?”
Henry: 57,000 a year.
Some members of the Congressional Western Caucus, which is primarily a group of Republican members of Congress from western states, issued statements in support of Pruitt Friday afternoon.
His use of a little-known legal maneuver to push through the pay raises for his 30-year-old senior legal counsel and his 26-year-old scheduling director resulted in salaries of more than $164,000 and almost $115,000, respectively.
Pruitt: They did not.
“When I was not there, the landlord, they had access to the entirety of the facility”, Pruitt said. These terms were far beyond reasonable for the area, and even if they had nothing to do with the Enbridge decision, he should have known that any fair-minded observer would have concerns about him taking favors from lobbyists or their spouses. But several EPA officials have confirmed that Pruitt’s adult daughter stayed in a second bedroom for a period when she was working at the White House. “His discounted rental of a lobbyist’s condo is just one more concrete example of his questionable personal ethics and inappropriate relationship with the fossil fuel industry”.
A review of Pruitt’s ethical conduct by White House officials is underway, adding to other probes already being conducted by congressional committees and EPA’s inspector general into outsized spending on luxury air travel and unusual security precautions.
At a White House press briefing, Sanders would not answer questions directly about whether or not the president is satisfied with Pruitt’s performance, though she did say the president was satisfied with Pruitt’s commitment to deregulation.
Though the President has, at times, floated several people a day for multiple positions in his administration that are already occupied, the proposition reveals just how frustrated Trump remains with Sessions because of his decision to recuse himself from overseeing the Russian Federation investigation more than a year ago, while signaling how confident he has remained in Pruitt despite a dizzying number of ethics issues. Pruitt has been instrumental in rolling back EPA regulations that Mr. Trump campaigned against.