White House Staff Tired of Weathering Storm Pruitt

Scott Pruitt
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr/cc)
Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—May 8, 2018
By: Lauren Lantry

With new information breaking daily on embattled Scott Pruitt’s countless scandals, White House staff are fed up with trying to weather the Pruitt storm. According to the New York Times, White House staff are continuing to urge Donald Trump to fire Pruitt, calling Pruitt’s scandals “a bottomless pit.”

But it’s not just the White House staff that have grown tired of Pruitt’s scandals. According to Axios, Donald Trump has once again spoken to Pruitt about his scandals. A source close to Trump told Axios that the President raised the fact that a member of Pruitt’s press team has sought to sell negative stories about Interior secretary Ryan Zinke in conversation and said, “That’s not good.”

And now, with 24,000 EPA emails, call logs, and documents secured by the Sierra Club, news about Pruitt’s numerous ethical lapses will only continue.

Yesterday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the White House has confidence in the EPA’s #2, but failed to say whether the White House has any confidence at all in Scott Pruitt. Instead, the only reference to Pruitt was “I don’t have any personnel announcements at this time.”

With his scandal count continuing to rise, Sarah Huckabee Sanders should answer the following questions:

With White House staff urging Scott Pruitt’s firing and more bad press to come, does the President still support Pruitt?

You’ve said on multiple occasions that the White House is conducting its own investigation into Pruitt — separate from the 11 other investigations into his scandals. Who is running this investigation, and where does it currently stand?

Is the President at all concerned with all the negative press Pruitt is generating for his administration?

Here’s the latest on Pruitt’s scandals:

Pruitt fast-tracked California cleanup after Hugh Hewitt brokered meeting

How Pruitt’s Aides Work to Shield the Boss: Seven Quotes

Scott Pruitt’s Rome Trip: More Time on Tourism Than Official Business

Top Federalist Society official initially paid for Scott Pruitt’s costly dinner in Rome, EPA officials confirm

EPA deemed mustachioed photo of Scott Pruitt found in elevator a threat

Internal documents pull back the curtain on Pruitt’s EPA

Here Are The Actual Threats Made Against EPA Chief Scott Pruitt

Toyota’s VP offered Pruitt a test drive of “a brand new Lexus LC500” over lunch

‘Smoke and Mirrors’: Emails Detail Pruitt’s Drive for Secrecy at the E.P.A.

A Lobbyist Helped Scott Pruitt Plan a Morocco Trip. Then Morocco Hired the Lobbyist.

Pruitt’s Coziness With Lobbyists Includes Secretly Buying a House With One

EPA clamps down on document requests linked to Pruitt

Lobbyist helped arrange Scott Pruitt’s $100,000 trip to Morocco

D.C. consultant and former lobbyist helped arrange Scott Pruitt’s canceled trip to Australia, records show

Influential outsiders have played a key role in Scott Pruitt’s foreign travel

Pruitt landlord’s husband sought EPA work for client

About the Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 3 million members and supporters. In addition to helping people from all backgrounds explore nature and our outdoor heritage, the Sierra Club works to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal action. For more information, visit www.sierraclub.org.

Source: www.sierraclub.org