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Scott Pruitt Made Staff Drive Him Around To Find His Favorite Lotion

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"You know, somebody has to say that about you a little bit", said President Trump at a FEMA event.

According to one top EPA official, the 26-year-old was "tired of being thrown under the bus by Pruitt", and weary of seeing her name constantly appear in headlines about the agency.

"We've been looking into all the accusations but nevertheless Trump isn't fazed", said one official, "you would have thought after Chick-Fil-A that would have done it but he's not going anywhere".

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before the House Appropriations Committee during a hearing on the 2019 Fiscal Year EPA budget at the Capitol on April 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. Pruitt praises Chick-Fil-A as "franchise of faith" NASA chief says he changed mind about climate change because he "read a lot" MORE has sent them on errands to get snack food, according to The Daily Beast. "Sarah Greenwalt, a senior counselor to Pruitt, and Millan Hupp, who worked as Pruitt's scheduling director, both resigned on Wednesday".

Democrats continue to call for Pruitt to resign amid the growing list of controversies. (They weren't the only staffers to receive huge raises.) The Washington Post reported the next day, citing two unnamed sources, that Pruitt had his 24/7 security detail fetch his dry cleaning and, strangely, his favored moisturizer. You have done, the EPA is doing so well, so many approvals and disapprovals... The focus of almost a dozen federal inquiries into his travel expenses, security practices and other issues, Pruitt was on the Hill to testify about his agency's FY2019 budget proposal.

Several leftist reporters, pundits, and politicians came out recently to attack Pruitt and subsequently call for him to drop out. The EPA gave no reason for her departure.

In appearances before congressional panels since then, Pruitt has repeatedly blamed subordinates for his alleged ethical lapses.

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

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said Wednesday that Pruitt "has to be very careful" in order for people to trust him to "do the job without influence, one way or the other".

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