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Questions surround Scott Pruitt is expensive trip to Morocco
EPA chief to face more questions about behavior; Ed Henry reports from Washington.
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt had been a top aide to look for a used mattress from the Trump International Hotel and other personal tasks for him, according to an E-Mail and the testimony of the aide released on Monday.
The account of Pruitt-scheduling Director Millan Hopp has sent in a letter to house Democrats Monday to Oversight committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican.
Hopp appeared before a panel of the House oversight committee staff at the beginning of this month. Democrats released a partial transcript of the interview Monday, including Hopp ‘ s account, Pruitt had been your personal errands, including house hunting and booking a trip to the Rose Bowl.
Staff also asked Hopp by E-Mail, you showed that to reach the head of the Trump hotel in Pruitt – request. Hopp the house-staff, the back up Pruitt was said, a used mattress from the Trump hotel.
Pruitt, the legislature had already said this spring that every house-hunting Hopp has for him was on personal time.
EPA CHIEF SCOTT PRUITT HAS SPENT MILLION FOR SECURITY, TRAVEL
Reps. Elijah Cummings of Maryland and Gerald Connolly of Virginia, the ranking Democrat on the house oversight Committee and a Subcommittee of the operations of the government, and call up the errands violation of the Federal law on gifts from subordinates. In their letter, the Democrats, Gowdy ask to issue a subpoena to the government signed, they say EPA is currently in the source control of the Committee.
Speaker Pruitt did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
In a statement, a spokeswoman for Gowdy said the Committee has carried out several interviews transcribed and obtained 2,350 pages of documents as part of the investigation in cases of suspected mismanagement and expenditure of the EPO. This month, the Committee interviewed more witnesses and receive additional document productions.
“Selectively releasing portions of a witness” interview transcripts is detrimental to the credibility of our investigation and future advises witnesses of forward to coming,” said Amanda Gonzalez, Gowdy’s spokeswoman. “The Committee will continue to conduct a serious, fact-oriented inquiry, and that is why you wait until the conclusion of our investigation to the publication of our results.”
Pruitt has been under intense scrutiny since March, when the media reports for the first time, the EPA revealed-had-in-chief, hired a luxury-Capitol Hill condo is bound to become a leading oil and gas lobbyist for only $50 per night. S Pruitt’s daughter, then a White house summer Intern, stayed in a second bedroom in the apartment at no extra cost.
Other recently announced examples of the Pruitt search of special treatment, his repeated use of first-class air travel, luxury hotel and management of its security forces, the lights and sirens to speed through the Washington traffic, to making reservations for dinner.