EPA chief Pruitt’s senior legal counsel resigns amid ethics complaints

EPA chief Pruitt’s senior legal counsel resigns amid ethics complaints

Greenwalt is an attorney who worked for Pruitt when he was attorney general. Hupp helped search for multiple apartments for the administrator over a period of months, as well as booked his private travel and inquired about the availability of a mattress at discounted cost from the Trump International Hotel in Washington.

Early this year, two of Pruitt's top aides received large raises: 52 percent in one case and 33 percent in the other. Pruitt must have treated her pretty badly to finally get her to quit what's really a pretty plum job.

EPA mails obtained by the Sierra Club under the Freedom of Information Act show Sydney Hupp, then Pruitt's scheduler, reaching out to Chick-fil-A executive Dan Cathy on May 18, 2017, for a meeting, at Pruitt's request, she wrote in the email.

Hupp recently testified to the House Oversight Committee about being at the center of some of Pruitt's biggest scandals and weird missions, most recently the pursuit of a used Trump Hotel mattress and a Chick-Fil-A gig for Pruitt's wife.

The laundry list of accusations against Pruitt has been growing.

"Measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something that's very hard to do", Pruitt said on CNBC weeks after being sworn as EPA administrator.

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Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt announced the resignation of his senior legal counsel on Thursday, the second departure of a top aide in as many days and one of a half-dozen since April amid unending barrages of ethics complaints and federal inquiries.

Pruitt also came under fire for authorizing huge raises for two members of his team. "Instead, Mr. Pruitt is using this critical agency to do his personal bidding on the taxpayers' dime".

Trump continued, "You know that, Scott".

"Somebody has to say that about you a little bit, you know that, Scott", he added. But you have done - I tell you, the EPA is doing so well.

"Administrator Scott Pruitt, thank you".

Despite the ethics and spending issues, Trump has repeatedly expressed his support for Pruitt, who has vigorously pursued Trump's campaign promises to reduce environmental regulations and increase fossil fuel production.

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