17 May '18, 5pm

EPA Chief Pruitt Admits to Breaking Law in Senate Hearing, Democrats Say

Scandal-ridden Environmental Protection Agency (EPA ) Administrator Scott Pruitt faced his third congressional hearing in less than a month Wednesday, admitting to an act that Democrats say broke federal law, The New York Times reported . In the hearing, which was supposed to be a routine budget hearing conducted by the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the environment, Pruitt admitted that one of his employees, Millan Hupp, had worked for free searching for a place for him to live in Washington, DC. The leading Democrat on the subcommittee, New Mexico Senator Tom Udall, said the free labor constituted a gift. Federal officials are prohibited by law from receiving gifts of more than $10 from employees. Pruitt also admitted to establishing a legal defense fund to pay for 12 federal investigations into his management of and spending practices at the EPA. Further, he made...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/epa-pruitt-corruption-2569729762...

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