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Scott Pruitt Might Be the Cheapest Crook of All

08 June, 2018, 10:44 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • Pruitt had aide look into Chick-fil-A franchise opportunity for his wife report

This week, we learned EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt had a staffer contact the president of Chick-fil-A to try to land his wife, Marlyn, a franchise deal.

"Look, my wife is an entrepreneur herself - I love, she loves, we love". But don't worry, it's all a part of the changes that the administration is making, according to Pruitt: "There's significant changes happening across, not only at the EPA, but across this administration and it's needed". "You would have thought after Chick-Fil-A that would have done it but he's not going anywhere". "It's an exciting time".

"Three months after Scott Pruitt was sworn in as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, his scheduler emailed Dan Cathy, chief executive of the fast-food company Chick-fil-A, with an unusual request: Would Cathy meet with Pruitt to discuss 'a potential business opportunity'?".

So professional. The backstory here is that a few weeks ago an Atlantic reporter revealed that Pruitt had asked for permission to raise the salaries of two of his favorite staffers, both of whom had followed him to DC from Oklahoma.

Founded in Atlanta, the Chick-fil-A chain is known for incorporating Christianity into its business code, including shutting down nationwide on Sundays.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) called on Pruitt to resign immediately. But the revelation that Pruitt used his official position and EPA staff to try to line up work for his wife appears to open a new chapter in the ongoing saga of his questionable spending and management decisions, which so far have spawned a dozen federal probes.

Apparently, Wilcox has had a rough day answering questions about the impending departure of EPA aide Millan Hupp. Officials began drafting her resignation paperwork on Monday morning, just after portions of her congressional testimony were made public. She also signed off on $1,560 in custom fountain pens.

She is the fourth senior EPA political appointee to resign in the last two months, since news first broke that Pruitt past year leased a bargain-priced Capitol Hill condo tied to an oil and gas lobbyist.

"Ms. Hupp cooperated with our investigation and should not become the latest scapegoat for Administrator Pruitt's litany of abuses, his disregard for our nation's ethics laws, and his refusal to accept responsibility for his own actions", Cummings said.

"The administrator didn't mention a specific topic but I will touch base with him to see if there is one", Hupp said in one email.

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