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40 Days, 40 Stories: The Scott Pruitt Scandals

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Washington, May 8, 2018 | comments

Today is the 40th day since news emerged on March 29th that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt rented a condo from the wife of an energy lobbyist. Over those 40 days, hundreds of news reports have exposed so many different facets of Pruitt’s unethical behavior, wasteful spending, and corruption that he has become the subject of 11 federal investigations.

Here is a selection of 40 stories about Scott Pruitt from the past 40 days:

March 29: ABC News – More Cabinet trouble for Trump? EPA chief lived in condo tied to lobbyist 'power couple'

March 29: BloombergEPA Chief’s $50-a-Night Rental Raises White House Angst

March 30: The HillDem calls on Pruitt to resign over rental deal with lobbyist

March 31: ABC News – EPA chief Pruitt joined by family in condo tied to lobbyist 'power couple'

March 31: ABC News – Pruitt's EPA paid for lobbyist's condo door after security busted it

April 2: New York TimesPruitt Had a $50-a-Day Condo Linked to Lobbyists. Their Client’s Project Got Approved.

April 2: Wall Street JournalWhite House Probes EPA Chief Pruitt Over His Links to Lobbyist

April 3: The AtlanticScott Pruitt Bypassed the White House to Give Big Raises to Favorite Aides

April 4: Vox This Fox News interview was surprisingly tough on Scott Pruitt

April 5: Daily BeastScott Pruitt Says His Lobbyist Landlord’s Clients Didn’t Have Business Before the EPA. They Did.

April 5: CBS NewsScott Pruitt asked to use sirens in D.C. traffic and was told no for non-emergency

April 5: New York TimesE.P.A. Officials Sidelined After Questioning Scott Pruitt

April 5: New York TimesIn Letter to E.P.A., Top Ethics Officer Questions Pruitt’s Actions

April 6: Reuters64 Democratic lawmakers urge Trump to dismiss EPA chief Pruitt

April 7: Associated PressEPA chief spent millions on security and travel

April 10: PoliticoEPA removes staffer who OK’d report on Pruitt’s security

April 11: New York TimesScott Pruitt’s Idea to Update an E.P.A. Keepsake: Less E.P.A., More Pruitt

April 12: BuzzfeedA New Bombshell Letter Alleges “Unethical And Potentially Illegal” Acts By EPA Head Scott Pruitt

April 14: Mother JonesHouse Republicans Just Ramped Up Their Investigation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

April 16: USA TodayWatchdog finds EPA broke law by spending $43K on Scott Pruitt's soundproof booth and not telling Congress

April 17: PoliticoHomebuilders paid for Pruitt's Colorado hotel stay

April 18: Associated PressEPA chief sat in coach when not flying on taxpayer’s dime

April 18: The Hill 170 lawmakers sign resolution calling for Pruitt's resignation

April 20: New York TimesG.O.P. Support Shows Cracks as Scott Pruitt’s Ethics Inquiries Widen

April 20: PoliticoLobbyist whose wife rented to Pruitt lobbied EPA despite denials

April 21: Washington Post‘A factory of bad ideas’: How Scott Pruitt undermined his mission at EPA

April 21: New York TimesScott Pruitt Before the E.P.A.: Fancy Homes, a Shell Company and Friends With Money

April 26: HuffPostScott Pruitt Admits He Knew About Controversial EPA Staff Raises

April 27: CNBCEPA watchdog opens probe of Administrator Scott Pruitt's controversial DC apartment rental

April 30: ABC NewsEPA whistleblower says Pruitt 'lied' to Congress

May 1: The Intercept EPA Adviser Albert Kelly Resigned Amid Ethics Inquiries. Is Scott Pruitt Next?

May 1: Washington PostLobbyist helped arrange Scott Pruitt’s $100,000 trip to Morocco

May 2: ThinkProgressScott Pruitt’s attempt to defend himself against his scandals could turn into a new scandal

May 2: New York TimesEx-Lobbyist for Foreign Governments Helped Plan Pruitt Trip to Australia

May 3: The AtlanticA Pruitt Aide's Attack on Zinke Angers the White House

May 4: CNNDems say Pruitt aide asked EPA to consider opening office in Pruitt's hometown

May 4: BloombergFourth Pruitt Aide Leaving EPA

May 4: CNNPruitt reimbursed himself $65,000 from Oklahoma attorney general campaign

May 6: AxiosInside Scott Pruitt's "miserable" bunker

May 7: Daily BeastScott Pruitt’s Rome Trip: More Time on Tourism Than Official Business

BONUS Story: The OnionScott Pruitt Defends Use Of 1st Armored Division For Trip To Dry-Cleaner

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