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Trump Says Scandal Plagued Scott Pruitt Has Resigned From The EPA

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

The Scott Pruitt saga is finally over: moments ago president Trump tweeted that he has accepted the resignation embattled EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, adding that "within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this." 

Trump also said that the EPA's deputy administrator, Andrew Wheeler, who was confirmed by the Senate in April, will assume duties as the acting Administrator of the EPA on Monday.

Trump concluded that he has "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!"

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…

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2018

…on Monday assume duties as the acting Administrator of the EPA. 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!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2018

Pruitt has been engulfed in numerous high-profile scandals and under fire by both parties in recent months regarding spending taxpayer money for travel and security, his close relationships with lobbyists and industry and allegations he used government resources and staff for personal gain, among other controversies.  According to The Hill, he is facing more than a federal dozen investigations over the controversies, including from the EPA’s Office of Inspector General, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Trump had expressed confidence in the embattled EPA chief as recently as June.  “Scott Pruitt is doing a great job within the walls of the EPA. I mean, we're setting records,” Trump said June 8, adding, “I'm not saying that he’s blameless, but we'll see what happens.”

The most serious of Pruitt's scandals started earlier this year, following revelations that he flew first-class nearly exclusive while traveling on the taxpayers’ dime — costing at least $105,000 in his first year on the job — and that he had paid just $50 for each night he spent at the Capitol Hill condo owned by Vicki Hart, whose husband, J. Steven Hart, was chairman of lobbying firm Williams & Jensen.

Pruitt has defended much of the security spending as a necessary step, saying that he has faced an unprecedented number of threats, a contention that lawmakers have disputed. As for other scandals, Pruitt has largely blamed the missteps on staff, though conceded he may have been able to do more to stop them.

“Some of the areas of criticism are frankly areas where processes at the agency were not properly instituted to prevent certain abuses from happen,” he said in a May 16 Senate hearing.

“There have been decisions over the last or so 16 months that, as I look back on those decisions, I would not make the same decisions again.”

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According to CAP Action (via Medium.com), there are now nineteen official open investigations on Pruitt’s actions, even after only a year in office.

To help monitor these ongoing investigations, this site will be tracking and updating the status of each. We will be updating this page as new investigations are opened or open ones are completed, so check back frequently for updates.

Open Investigations*

EPA Inspector General Investigations:

EPA Inspector General Reviews:

U.S. House Investigations:

Executive Office of the President Investigations:

Government Accountability Office (GAO) Investigations:

U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) Investigations:

And finally today (via The Daily Caller):

19: Two Democratic congressmen are seeking an investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) into Scott Pruitt’s “secret” calendars, where he allegedly hid and altered records.

House Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Ted Lieu (D-CA) wrote a letter to the EPA’s Inspector General on Thursday calling for the investigation into whether the actions of Pruitt’s office were in violation of the Federal Records Act.

Pruitt and his aides maintained the “secret” calendars and schedules in an effort to prevent controversial calls and meetings with industry representatives from becoming public, according to a report by CNN.

Pretty impressive – a rate of more than 1 per month since taking office.


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