(From The Washington Examiner)
The ethics officer responsible for overseeing conduct at the Environmental Protection Agency has recommended investigations into the agency’s head, Scott Pruitt, according to a new report.
Kevin Minoli, the ethics officer, sent a letter Wednesday to the U.S. Office of Government Ethics informing it that he had referred potential ethics violations to the EPA’s inspector general after having determined that “the known facts” of certain conduct by Pruitt “demonstrate that some actions were inconsistent with the ethics requirements” of the EPA.
The letter was first reported Saturday by the New York Times.
Minoli said in the letter that he and his staff were fully cooperating with the inspector general in any investigations of the EPA, though the Times noted that he has in the past defended Pruitt.
Pruitt has been the subject of intense media scrutiny, including from some in the conservative sphere, like Fox News host Laura Ingraham, a Trump supporter, after reports that he may have used his office for personal gain.