Latest top Pruitt aide to depart is EPA legal counsel

Pruitt had aide look into Chick-fil-A franchise opportunity for his wife report

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt reportedly ate at the White House mess hall so often the entire Cabinet was told not to treat it as "their personal dining hall", Politico reports.

Early this year, two of Pruitt's top aides received large raises: 52 percent in one case and 33 percent in the other.

In congressional testimony last month, Pruitt described Hupp as "a longtime friend of my wife and myself", but denied the raise was related to their friendship.

"Measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something that's very hard to do", Pruitt said on CNBC weeks after being sworn as EPA administrator.

She spearheaded his apartment search when his lobbyist landlords soured on his continued presence in their Capitol Hill condo; booked his personal travel; and inquired with President Donald Trump's DC hotel - located across the street from EPA - about purchasing a used mattress Pruitt had heard was available.

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Public officials are prohibited from receiving unpaid services from employees or for using their office for private gain. Scott Pruitt is a parasite you can get for free with a full tank of gas.

Sarah Greenwalt, who served as Scott Pruitt's top attorney in both Oklahoma and at the Environmental Protection Agency, has resigned from the EPA and will return to Oklahoma. A separate statement released by the EPA had Greenwalt praising Pruitt's "visionary leadership and tenacity".

Pruitt a year ago had his scheduler request a meeting with Chick-fil-A chief executive Dan Cathy to discuss "a potential business opportunity", which turned out to be an opportunity for Pruitt's wife, Marlyn, to open a restaurant in the popular fast-food chain.

Senate Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, said that all of the Pruitt stories "seem like distractions" from his actual work within the EPA. "And you know, somebody has to say that about you a little bit", Mr. Trump told him Wednesday during a briefing on the coming hurricane season. (They weren't the only staffers to receive huge raises.) The Washington Post reported the next day, citing two unnamed sources, that Pruitt had his 24/7 security detail fetch his dry cleaning and, strangely, his favored moisturizer. The EPA gave no reason for her departure.

The news is just the latest in the growing ethical cloud surrounding Pruitt, for which Pruitt is under investigation by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the EPA's inspector general.

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