GOP Sen. Kennedy: Scott Pruitt Is 'Acting Like A Moron'

  • GOP Sen. Kennedy: Scott Pruitt Is 'Acting Like A Moron'

GOP Sen. Kennedy: Scott Pruitt Is 'Acting Like A Moron'

"Sarah Greenwalt, a senior counselor to Pruitt, and Millan Hupp, who worked as Pruitt's scheduling director, both resigned on Wednesday".

Pruitt also came under fire for authorizing huge raises for two members of his team.

In one email exchange reviewed by CNN, Hupp emailed Cathy from her EPA.gov email address on May 16.

"Administrator Scott Pruitt, thank you". The subject line of the email was "Meeting with Administrator Scott Pruitt".

She becomes the second top Pruitt aide in two days to resign. The Washington Post reports.

In response to Pruitt's recurring use of the restaurant next to the Situation Room in the basement of the West Wing, a member of the White House's Cabinet affairs team told agency chiefs of staff in a meeting past year that Cabinet members shouldn't treat the mess as their personal dining hall, according to three people with knowledge of the issue. "You know, somebody has to say that about you a little bit", said President Trump at a FEMA event. The lawsuit stems from a Freedom of Information Act request filed by a watchdog group which sought to have the EPA cite any studies that might be used to corroborate Pruitt's claims, which defy almost all available climate science. Senate Joni Ernst (R-IA) joined a chorus saying earlier this week: "He is about as swampy as you get here in Washington, D.C. And, if the President wants to drain the swamp he needs to take a look at his own cabinet". But you have done - I tell you, the EPA is doing so well.

Pruitt is now the subject of multiple inquiries into his actions at the agency from ethics watchdogs, federal auditors and congressional committees.

Pruitt also directed the elder Hupp, an Oklahoman like her boss, to book a personal trip to the Rose Bowl for him and search for housing for him in the Washington area, she told the investigators. Hupp and Greenwalt resigned this week, the reasons for their departures is still unclear.

Pruitt's chief of staff, Ryan Jackson, and former top policy adviser Samantha Dravis are due to appear before the oversight committee's investigators later this month.