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Latest top Pruitt aide to depart is EPA legal counsel

Latest top Pruitt aide to depart is EPA legal counsel

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.

CNN has reached out to the EPA for comment and has not yet received a response.

"Scott Pruitt can not shift the blame for his scandals to his aides or career EPA employees, said Democratic Representative Don Beyer, a member of the House Natural Resources Committee".

"We formally request that the FBI open an investigation into Administrator Scott Pruitt's conduct to assess whether he broke the law, including criminal statutes prohibiting public corruption", the letter concludes.

"I feel with nice change comes, I feel you already know, opposition". You know that, Scott.

Prior to these scandals, President Donald Trump tweeted in April that Pruitt does "a great job" and that he is "under siege" from the media.

"Thank you Scott, very much", Trump said during the hurricane-preparedness meeting.

Some Senate Republicans said Wednesday that their support for Mr. Pruitt remained steadfast.

"I said it yesterday, I don't mean any disrespect, but he's acting like moron", Kennedy said. He adds that the country needs more Chick-fil-As and laughs.




Democrats quickly pounced on Pruitt's statement, accusing him of using religion to try to deflect from his misdeeds. "This is not a Democrat/Republican thing, this should be a good government thing". He's in the trough with all four paws and snout.

Democratic senators this week accused Pruitt of withholding records of the trip, where Pruitt also met with USA and global business leaders and former government officials.

Pruitt also directed Hupp, an Oklahoman like her boss, to book a personal trip to the Rose Bowl for him and search for housing for him in the Washington area, she told the investigators.

Pruitt's statement announcing her resignation called Hupp "a valued member of the EPA team".

Apparently, Wilcox has had a rough day answering questions about the impending departure of EPA aide Millan Hupp.

Their resignations leave Pruitt increasingly isolated at the EPA, where he has lost the confidence of most of the agency's career staff and many conservative political appointees who feel that Pruitt's ethical lapses have done a disservice to the President's agenda.

Ryan Jackson, Pruitt's chief of staff, now is the only one of five staffers known to have been requested to appear before the House Oversight panel to remain on Pruitt's staff.

"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.

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