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Offbeat Can Scott and Marlyn Pruitt have it all?

17:36  14 june  2018
17:36  14 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

Scott Pruitt Faces Mounting Calls For Investigations Into Chick-fil-A Scandal

  Scott Pruitt Faces Mounting Calls For Investigations Into Chick-fil-A Scandal Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is facing yet another call for a public corruption probe into his use of his office to enrich his wife. On Monday, the American Democracy Legal Fund, a liberal watchdog group, planned to file a formal complaint with the Office of Government Ethics demanding that the agency investigate Pruitt for ordering an EPA staffer to arrange a call with the chairman of fast-food chain Chick-fil-A to discuss his wife, Marlyn Pruitt, becoming a franchisee.

All three have left the agency or will be soon. “ Scott Pruitt cannot shift the blame for his scandals to his aides or career EPA employees,” Rep. Don Beyer, a Democrat from Virginia, told BuzzFeed News in a statement.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018. USA All Americans NEWS. United States. As long as Scott Pruitt continues to serve the desires of the oiligarchs, he has nothing to fear from Donald Trump. Bizarre Head Injuries Have Now Hit US Diplomats In China And Cuba.

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Scott Pruitt’s wife Marlyn is proving all the feminist doubters wrong.

Ever since Lisa Belkin’s seminal 2003 New York Times Magazine piece, “The Opt-Out Revolution,” feminists have been wringing their hands fearing economic disaster for women who left the workforce to tend to their children. But clearly they missed a pivotal part of the story of how those women could easily return to the paid labor force: They could simply lean on their more powerful husbands to get them gigs.

EPA's Pruitt May Need to Resign, Key Senate Republican Ally Says

  EPA's Pruitt May Need to Resign, Key Senate Republican Ally Says Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt may need to resign amid reports that he used an agency aide to help look for a job for his wife and leased an inexpensive condo from an energy lobbyist’s wife, Republican Senator Jim Inhofe, a longtime friend of Pruitt’s, said Wednesday. "I think something needs to happen to change that, and one of those alternatives is for him to leave that job," Inhofe told conservative political commentator Laura Ingraham Wednesday on her syndicated radio show.Inhofe and Pruitt both are from Oklahoma, and a number of Inhofe’s former aides work in top EPA jobs.

As President Trump would say, I greatly enjoyed Rob Bluey’s Q&A with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt . It ’s truly refreshing to have common sense prevailing over bureaucratic lunacy. I hope the president has installed more people of Mr. Pruitt ’s caliber throughout all federal agencies.

Our concerns about Scott Pruitt have not ever been addressed, because what underlies or what’s underneath all of these personal scandals, whether it ’s the first-class flights all around the world or the 18-person security detail that gets dragged to Disneyland and the Rose Bowl—all of this stuff—the

Take the case of Marlyn Pruitt, a simple tale of an opt-outer made good.

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It doesn’t appear that Marlyn Pruitt, a former school nurse, took on much in the way of paid work in recent years. Her nursing licenses expired in 1996. She went on to spend the better part of the next two decades raising the couple’s children. While surely emotionally rewarding, it wasn’t financially lucrative. According to required Oklahoma state ethics filings, Scott Pruitt — the state’s attorney general at the time — said his wife did not earn more than $5,000 in 2014 and 2015.

This turned out to be something of an issue when the Pruitts began experiencing financial woes as a result of maintaining residences in both Washington and Tulsa on Scott Pruitt’s $189,600 annual salary as the new head of the EPA.

Trump backs EPA chief Scott Pruitt. He's 'doing a great job'

  Trump backs EPA chief Scott Pruitt. He's 'doing a great job' President Donald Trump expressed confidence in his controversial EPA chief Scott Pruitt."Well, Scott Pruitt is doing a great job within the walls of the EPA," Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House on Friday. "I mean, we're setting records. Outside, he's being attacked very viciously by the press. I'm not saying that he's blameless, but we'll see what happens.

The Washington Post puts some numbers to a story that we’ve known for a while: EPA director Scott Pruitt flies first class a lot. Personally, I wouldn’t really have a problem if cabinet-level officials were allowed to travel business or first class. Rank hath its privileges and all that.

Scott Pruitt ’s scandals aren’t so bad—by Russian standards. In Russia, the siren request wouldn’t have even raised an eyebrow. Moscow drivers are so used to obscure politicians stopping traffic to zoom past them that the term migalki (“sirens”) has become a much-sighed buzzword in the Russian

So the scandal-plagued Pruitt, a schnorrer par excellence, knew exactly how to help his wife and repair the household finances. He directed a top EPA aide to act as an employment counselor and reach out to Republican donors who could offer Marlyn Pruitt employment. As The Post reported, “The job hunt included Pruitt’s approaching wealthy party supporters and conservative figures with ties to the Trump administration.”

And what do you know? It worked!

The Judicial Crisis Network, a right-wing advocacy network that contributed millions to Pruitt-associated groups in the past, heeded the call after receiving Marlyn Pruitt’s résumé via a senior executive at the Federalist Society. The JCN hired Marlyn for a temporary contractor gig that ended earlier this year. Another employer, the New York nonprofit Concordia, paid Marlyn Pruitt $2,000 last year to assist with the group’s annual three-day conference — at which one of the speakers was a certain Scott Pruitt.

Scott Pruitt enlisted an EPA aide to help his wife find a job — with Chick-fil-A

  Scott Pruitt enlisted an EPA aide to help his wife find a job — with Chick-fil-A Pruitt’s action “raises the specter of misuse of public office for private gain,” according to one ethics official.A call was arranged, then canceled, and Pruitt eventually spoke with someone from the company’s legal department. Only then did he reveal the “opportunity” on his mind was a job for his wife, Marlyn.

She tried to have a 30-by-40-mile rectangle of ocean off mid-Atlantic beaches designated as a spot where incinerator ships could burn toxic waste. It ’s Been One Year of Amazing Scott Pruitt Accomplishments, All of Them Horrible.

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt made a strong assertion of his ultimate responsibility for what goes on at the EPA when he made his opening statement to “I have nothing to hide,” he said. “The responsibility for identifying and making changes rests with me and no one else.”

Few formerly unemployed moms are this lucky in their contacts and job-hunting efforts. “Moms ‘opting in’ to work find doors shut,” opined CNN in a typical example of what happens to most women with Marlyn Pruitt’s résumé — or lack of one — in the U.S. job market. Many in her position find themselves peddling everything from costume jewelry to skin-care products to their friends for multi-level marketing companies, an endeavor that rarely earns them significant money. Others pick up work in the gig economy, doing things such as completing tasks on Mechanical Turk or driving for Uber. Still another group returns to school and racks up student debt in an effort to burnish their credentials. They take adult internships – or returnships, as they are sometimes called — in an effort to regain a place in the paid workforce.

True, like many a job hunter, Marlyn Pruitt experienced disappointment, too. She seems to have given up on the dream of acquiring a Chick-fil-A franchise, something her husband attempted to facilitate by arranging a call with the popular chicken sandwich chain’s CEO. (He eventually instead spoke with the company’s legal department.) Doug Deason, a Dallas investor with significant interests in oil and gas, also declined to help the former stay-at-home mom after the EPA director approached Deason on his wife’s behalf. “I couldn’t find anything that made sense, that wasn’t some kind of conflict,” he told The Post.

Top Pruitt aide resigns

  Top Pruitt aide resigns A top aide to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt resigned on Wednesday after being caught up for months in the ongoing scandals surrounding her boss.Millan Hupp tendered her resignation on Wednesday, which will go into effect at the end of the week, according to The Atlantic. Hupp wa s one of two top aides to the EPA chief for whom Pruitt directed staff to approve pay raises despite the White House rejecting those raises.A top EPA official told The Atlantic that Hupp was "tired of being thrown under the bus by Pruitt" and seeing her name appear in headlines connected to the EPA's scandals.

Op-Ed Columnist: Scott Pruitt Smells Like the Ritz. It ’s not so much a taste for the finer things; the truth is that private planes aren’t all that comfortable, and my guess is that most of the people who drink 0 bottles of wine couldn’t tell the difference if […]

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has been surrounded by controversy ever since he assumed his role in February 2017. So much so, in fact, that it 's hard to keep track. Here's a running list of all the controversies that have involved Pruitt since then.

The revelations about Marlyn Pruitt’s strangely successful career rejuvenation have turned a few Scott Pruitt supporters into doubters. Conservative talk-radio host Laura Ingraham said on Wednesday that he should step down. So did National Review. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) announced that he would like a sitdown with the EPA chief over reported ethical missteps, adding that he believes Pruitt’s deputy, Andrew Wheeler, is more than qualified to do the job if his boss resigns.

But President Trump appears to remain firmly in Pruitt’s corner, at least for now. And as long as the president continues to look favorably on his EPA chief, Scott and Marlyn Pruitt can continue to have it all.

Aide: EPA's Pruitt sought used Trump-hotel mattress .
An aide to Environmental Protect Agency chief Scott Pruitt has told House investigators that she did personal tasks for him, and was involved in discussions to get him a used mattress from the Trump Hotel. The account from Pruitt aide Millan Hupp is included in testimony that was released by Democrats on the House oversight committee.In a letter to committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, they say Hupp carried out personal errands for Pruitt. They include helping him find a place to live in Washington, D.C., and book a Rose Bowl trip. There also were discussions to secure a used Rep.

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