Democrats Ask DoJ for Criminal Probe of EPA’s Scott Pruitt

Scott Pruitt

(From ABC News)

House Democrats, prompted by a series of new reports about EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s alleged use of agency staff for personal business, are asking the Justice Department and FBI to conduct a criminal probe of his actions in office.

The move came as President Donald Trump Friday praised Pruitt but added he wasn’t saying he’s “blameless.”

The Democrats say Pruitt might have committed crimes.

“We write to you with grave concerns that … Pruitt has used his public office and official, taxpayer-funded resources for personal gain of himself and his family, in violation of federal law,” Democrats, led by Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., wrote in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Acting Assistant Attorney General John Cronan released Friday.

The letter cites reports that Pruitt attempted to secure a Chick-fil-A franchise for his wife, and paid $50 a night to rent a condo from the wife of a lobbyist who lobbied the EPA.

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