EPA chief fights for his job in meeting with Trump

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Gore, who won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his environmental activism, sees Pruitt's scandals as proof of corruption. On Saturday, President Donald Trump tweeted about Pruitt, saying, "Rent was about market rate, travel expenses OK".

"If you don't need to fly first class, don't".

Pruitt has done a fantastic job of impersonating a president, with a massive refurbished desk that staffers compare to the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, and with the flashing lights and sirens he likes his motorcade to use, and with his request for a bulletproof SUV with tires that still work after being hit with gunfire.

Making it look worse, one of the places that Pruitt was trying to rush to was Le Diplomate, a posh French restaurant that the EPA chief frequented for dinner. A Superfund site is any land within the United States that has been contaminated by hazardous waste and identified as a risk to human health. "All of this behavior is juvenile, it's distracting from the business that we're trying to do for the American people".

"They felt they could not protect him appropriately, based on the amount of times he was being recognized and the way that some members of the public were acting toward him", said Barnet, who added that he was "not aware of any physical confrontations" the administrator had faced since taking office.

Henry Barnet, who directs EPA's Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics and Training, told The Post that the goal was to provide "a buffer" between Pruitt and the public. According to reports, Pruitt rented the room at $50 per night.

By late 2017, the security detail had hired enough agents that the EPA no longer had to routinely bring in investigators from elsewhere around the country.

Kennedy indicated he believed that some of the negative stories are politically motivated 'but all of it isn't, ' the senator said. Taxpayers still covered the airfare for the administrator's security detail. "I don't know what the allegations about his apartment are true or not".

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"Stop leading with your chin, ". Now these are unforced errors. But you can behave. "And it needs to stop".

Another Republican lawmaker, Sen.

Apol's missive comes as Pruitt takes heat after a number of media reports revealed he gave longtime aides raises despite the White House rejecting the pay hikes, his use of a 24/7 security team and paying $43,000 to build a soundproof telephone booth in his DC office.

Now that Congress is back in Washington D.C. after a two-week Easter recess, there will be more political topics to take up cable television time than the Pruitt "covfefe."* This means that Pruitt has time to regroup, lick his wounds and prepare for new battles.

Pruitt's chief of staff has said that the responsibility for the raises falls exclusively on himself and the EPA's human resources department, distancing Pruitt from the decision entirely, according to Politico.

"Since being sworn in, [Pruitt] has been instrumental in carrying out President Trump's deregulatory agenda", Inhofe said.

Sen. Susan Collins of ME was the lone Republican to vote against Pruitt's nomination.