09 Jun '18, 2pm

House Democrats call on the FBI to investigate Scott Pruitt

House Democrats call on the FBI to investigate Scott Pruitt

Six House Democrats led by Representative Don Beyer, a Democrat from Virginia, sent a letter on Friday to the FBI and Department of Justice requesting a criminal investigation into Pruitt. “At the very least, we know that federal ethics laws bar public officials from using their position or staff for private gain,” they write in the letter. “Administrator Pruitt has certainly done just that. Further, his actions related to his wife’s employment and the quid-pro-quo condo situation with industry lobbyists may have crossed a line into criminal conduct punishable by fines or even by time in prison.”

Full article: https://grist.org/article/house-democrats-call-on-the-fbi...

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