Dem lawmakers seek criminal corruption probe of EPA's Pruitt

Dem lawmakers seek criminal corruption probe of EPA's Pruitt

Pruitt has also faced ethics questions over his use of agency employees to book personal travel, attempt to purchase a used mattress from the Trump International Hotel, and to run personal errands, including a city-wide search for a particular brand of moisturizer.

Kaptur told her committee colleagues that "taxpayers entrust us to spend their money wisely, and I can not imagine there are many of our citizens who think that $130 vanity pens are worthy investments".

Read the letter from the House Democrats.

A spokesman for Pruitt did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

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"Outside he's being attacked viciously by the press and I'm not saying he's blameless, but we'll see what happens", Trump said.

"We write to you with grave concerns that". Although the fund would be useful if he faced a criminal investigation, ethics experts see it as potentially another ethical minefield, because federal law says he can not accept donations from donors whose business interests involve the EPA. "Administrator Pruitt has certainly done just that".

There are now at least a dozen ongoing investigations related to Pruitt by EPA's Office of Inspector General, the Government Accountability Office and congressional oversight committees.

Asked about the report, Pruitt did not directly comment on whether he sought a franchise for his wife, according to an excerpt of an interview with Nexstar Media Group posted on Twitter on Wednesday. "Look, My wife is an entrepreneur herself, I love, she loves, we love Chick-fil-A as a franchise of faith and it's one of the best in the country and that's something we were very excited about and we need more of them in Tulsa and we need more of them across the country". There have been additional stories this week about how Pruitt directed an aide to hunt for a used Trump hotel mattress and his security detail to find him a certain lotion only available at Ritz-Carlton hotels, presumably inspired by the time he spoke to the National Mining Association at the hotel in April of previous year.

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