Emails: Pruitt told staffer to handle another personal chore

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior Environment and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior Environment and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP

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

Administrator Scott Pruitt, who already is the subject of a dozen ethics investigations, is now being asked by the White House mess - a cozy restaurant located in the West Wing basement next door to the situation room - to consider other dining options, according to a report from Politico published Wednesday night. They were his first comments since it was reported that he used a top aide to inquire about a "business opportunity" with the fast-food company.

"I said it yesterday, I don't mean any disrespect, but he's acting like moron", Kennedy said.

During a hurricane-preparedness briefing Wednesday, Pruitt laughed off the fried chicken dilemma, telling reporters, "We love Chick-fil-A". Yellowstone superintendent says he was forced out Dems seek watchdog probe into Pruitt's Chick-fil-A dealings MORE a private test drive of a new Lexus model, ABC News reported on Friday. Pruitt wanted help arranging for his wife to take over a franchise.

Federal legislation says that authorities officers can not use their public workplace for private achieve or to profit members of the family.

What's not easy apparently is keeping your job if you work for Pruitt.

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Pruitt didn't handle the priority that the overture, no matter whether or not it was made by employees, may very well be an abuse of his authority when requested about it on Wednesday.

Pruitt has been under fire for expenses that seem extravagant including first-class travel and expensive office upgrades.

Wilcox did not immediately respond to phone calls or an email from CNN seeking comment.

"I want to thank Administrator Pruitt for the opportunity to journey with him over the past six years, and I will always admire his visionary leadership and tenacity", Greenwalt said in a statement.

If the case proceeds as scheduled, the EPA will have to produce research to back Pruitt's claim in the coming months.

In their letter, the lawmakers make the case that Pruitt's behavior rises to the level of criminal activity. Federal employees are subject to specific rules created to prevent officials from using their office for personal gain or taking advantage of subordinates. "Administrator Pruitt has certainly done just that", wrote Rep. Don Beyer in a letter to the FBI and Justice Department, which requests an investigation into Pruitt.

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