EPA Watchdog to Investigate Pruitt’s Condo Rental from Lobbyist

(From TheHill.com)

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) watchdog is investigating Administrator Scott Pruitt’s rental of a condo last summer from the wife of an energy lobbyist.

EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins confirmed in a letter sent this week to Reps. Don Beyer (D-Va.) and Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) that was released Friday that the watchdog will “review the matters.”

In the letter, Elkins says that the Office of Inspector General (OIG) had received “multiple requests from multiple members of Congress, as well as other OIG hotline complaints, regarding these same and related issues.”

In addition to the condo rental, Elkins said he will look into allegations that Pruitt or his aides retaliated against employees who questioned his spending or ethical decisions and that a staffer helped Pruitt shop for apartments, which would be illegal.

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