When Scott Pruitt was Attorney General of Oklahoma, he received thousands of dollars from the fossil fuel industry, and he sued the Environmental Protection Agency 14 times.
Which is why Donald Trump nominated him to be his Administrator of the EPA, because he yelled repeatedly during his 2016 campaign that President Obama waged a "war on coal."
Politico’s Alex Guillén says it all in his post of yesterday, “Pruitt holding on, so far: Despite his ethical troubles over travel, spending and a Capitol Hill lease, the EPA chief is championing Trump’s agenda (https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/30/scott-pruitt-trump-white-house-epa-452116).
Guillén is only one of a significant number of reporters who have detailed Pruitt’s recent misdeeds, which include renting a room last year in a condo connected to an energy lobbyist, paying a paltry $50 per night to lodge a block from the Capitol.
It is an open secret in Washington that Pruitt wants Trump to appoint him as our Attorney General once he fires Jeff Sessions.
Only a few days ago, Trump fired VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin, claiming that the good doctor, who also served as VA Secretary under Pres. Obama, had committed one or two ethical lapses by traveling to Europe with his wife, and Dr. Shulkin repaid the government.
But, as Guillén tells us, Pruitt is still in place happily destroying the environment because he is doing what Trump wants him to do.
Early this morning, associate solitary reporter Louis Thompson III confronted Pruitt and, not mincing any words, told him to go back to Oklahoma. Pruitt’s response was to call the police.