Scott Pruitt's abuses of power, ranked

Top aide to EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns

"I love, she loves, we love Chick-fil-A as a franchise of faith", Pruitt told a reporter for Nexstar Media Group, which owns local television stations around the country.

Which lotion was it?

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt had an agency staffer reach out to Chick-fil-A on government email about a "potential business opportunity," emails show.

"Somebody has to say that about you a little bit, you know that, Scott", he added.

That business opportunity turned out to be Pruitt's desire to acquire a fast-food franchise for his wife.

Public officials are prohibited from receiving unpaid services from employees or for using their office for private gain.

The Washington Post first reported Tuesday that following outreach from an aide, Pruitt had a call with an individual in the company's legal department.

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.

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"EPA is doing really, really well", Trump said at an event at Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters attended by Pruitt. Hupp's departure came after lawmakers released her testimony to the congressional panel. On the other hand, you may not remember that Pruitt also spent around $1,560 of taxpayer money on 12 fancy fountain pens, and roughly the same amount on fancy journals.

"Administrator Pruitt follows the same security protocol whether he's in his personal or official capacity", EPA press secretary Kelsi Daniell told CBS News on the matter.

Pruitt in a statement called Hupp a "valued member of the EPA team from day one".

The EPA chief is the subject of several investigations into alleged ethical lapses.

Sen. John Kennedy, R-Louisiana, said Thursday that while he agrees "with numerous new policies of the EPA", not all of which he says are attributable to Pruitt, he thinks that lately the EPA administrator has been "acting like a moron".

Greenwalt is due to appear this month before a panel of House Oversight committee staffers investigating a series of ethics allegations against Pruitt.

"I don't think it looks good but I like what the administrator has been doing from a policy perspective", he said.

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