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".
"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.
In actuality, the president said sanctions "will come off when we are sure that the nukes are no longer a factor". The face to face was unthinkable just months earlier as the two leaders traded insults and nuclear threats.
Their six-week-old brother Prince Louis didn't make an appearance though, presumably back at home in Kensington Palace. Hopefully, this is a tell-tale sign of some more summer antics from George and Charlotte.
Geraint Thomas (GBR) Team Sky 24:43:12 2. " Romain Bardet was trying to overtake me in the GC but every time I responded". It came on a 110 kilometres stage from Frontenex which is nearly a carbon copy of this year's Tour de France stage 11.
He also won a pair of titles in the G League with two different teams and was coach of the year there, too. Casey was sacked after the Raptors were swept out of the second round of this year's playoffs by Cleveland.
Trump's latest twitter tirade came after he arrived in Singapore for his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un. And chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow accused Trudeau of betrayal and stabbing Trump in the back.
His statement was responded by a big round of applause, from the audience which translated into a standing ovation. De Niro made his comments at a groundbreaking ceremony for a Nobu hotel in Toronto. "Good for him.
He has one Uruguay cap and was included in Óscar Tabárez's World Cup squad for the tournament in Russian Federation this summer. And it appears he is close to getting his man, with Sport Bild reporting that an official announcement is expected soon.
Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said strikes had also hit near a children's hospital, putting it out of service. The fighting, which was continuing Sunday, had killed six Syrian pro-regime fighters and at least three from HTS.
While investigations continue, Corfina Media reported police have ruled out murder as a possible cause of death. The pair - a man and a woman - were at Pescadores beach in Portugal when they fell off from a lookout point.
Energy Information Administration report on crude oil inventories is due to be released on Wednesday at 10:30am EDT. Dutch bank ING, however, said some OPEC members would "struggle to push production back to October 2016 levels".
Total's decision was "the last straw", she said in an interview with Franceinfo television. Palm oil is cheaper than rapeseed oil as a feedstock for biodiesel.
See first look at Colin Farrell in Tim Burton's 'Dumbo'
The animated movie that traumatized you as a kid is now a live-action film, adapted by Gothic connoisseur Tim Burton , no less. Vandevere ( Michael Keaton ), the owner of a successful attraction called Dreamland, where Dumbo stars alongside Colette.
Young girl temporarily paralyzed by tick bite, mom says
In Canada, tick paralysis is most commonly caused by the Rocky Mountain wood tick, with most cases in south-central B.C., he said. Lindsay says that even people in urban areas should check their body for tick bites if they have been outside for a while.
Google Home can now handle three voice requests in one go
Additionally, Android Police reports that the Multiple Actions feature, which was announced at I/O 2018 , has also gone live. According to the report, the new feature works by combining voice queries with the word "and" in between different requests.
US, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup
As it stands now, 60 games will be played in the United States , with Mexico and Canada hosting 10 each. Meanwhile, the U.S. hosted the World Cup previously in 1994 while Mexico hosted it in 1970 and 1986.
Wonder Woman 1984 First Look: Steve Trevor Is Alive?!
Returning director Patty Jenkins co-wrote the script with Geoff Johns (who contributed to the original film's story). Warner Bros. did not specify how Steve Trevor (who seemingly died in the first film set in World War I) is returning.
Battle for Yemen's biggest port under way
The Houthis, drawn from a Shi'ite minority that ruled a thousand-year kingdom in Yemen until 1962, deny they are Iranian pawns. Yemen's biggest port, Hodeidah is the lifeline for the majority of Yemen's population, which lives in Houthi territory.
Canada-Mexico to host World Cup 2026
The two highest-ranked teams according to FIFA's rankings will receive byes, while the other four will play knockout games. Large votes are often swayed by small concessions promised to the right number of smaller nations or by regional biases.