No Evidence of Credible Threats Against Pruitt, Democrats Say
No Evidence of Credible Threats Against Pruitt, Democrats Say
Jason Andrew Getty Images North America
12 April, 2018, 07:26
Kevin Chmielewski was deputy chief of staff for operations at EPA until he was placed on unpaid administrative leave.
"I am deeply troubled that members of the committee would publicly release law enforcement sensitive information regarding the safety and security of a cabinet member and his family", Barrasso said in a release responding to the letter.
In a letter to Pruitt, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., who chairs the House Oversight Committee, demanded Pruitt provide more details over both the travel, security and condo lease issues, writing that "The EPA has failed to produce all the documents requested". Kathy Castor of Florida; Diana DeGette of Colordao; the top Democrat on the oversight and investigations subcommittee; and Paul Tonko of NY, the top Democrat on the environment subcommittee. The letter quoted from the internal EPA documents but the full documents were not made public.
EPA's assistant inspector general for investigations, Patrick Sullivan, has told The Washington Post and other media that Pruitt has received a higher number of threats than his predecessors - some of them "very personal, ugly threats".
Separately, Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-12th Dist., and Albio Sires, D-8th Dist., were among 64 House Democrats signing a letter to Trump calling him to dismiss Pruitt.
In a letter sent to Pruitt Wednesday, House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy of SC said EPA had failed to hand over documents he requested in February, including copies of any waivers permitting the administrator to use premium class airfare. They include audits of his travel practices and the costs of his protective detail, his purchase of a $43,000 soundproof phone booth past year and hiring practices, under authority granted by the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendment. Pruitt's staff cited death threats to rebut criticism of Pruitt flying in first-class airline seats and a full-time security detail of 20 armed officers. Nonetheless there have been additional questions and requires investigation into whether or not or not it created a battle of curiosity for Pruitt to rent from the partner of a lobbyist whose company represented purchasers with pursuits sooner than the EPA. "Scott Pruitt has lost all credibility and the confidence of the American people - it's time for him to go". Leopold told AP this week that an EPA official who responded to his request told him verbally that after checks with the agency's general counsel and inspector general's office that no such records existed.
EPA's Intelligence Team asked the United States Secret Service to provide a "Direction of Interest Query" in February 2017 and again this February on potential threats against Pruitt, the senators write, and neither query returned any "reports of behaviors of interest directed toward EPA Administrator Pruitt".
"It is hard to reconcile the public statements of the EPA, and the President, with these internal and external assessments", the letter said.
EPA spokesman Jahan Wilcox said Pruitt is busy carrying out the Trump's administration's positions on the environment. "Either way, the EPW Committee has a responsibility to look into these matters".
President Donald Trump has defended Pruitt, downplaying the ethical questions swirling around his embattled EPA chief while commending his work at the agency. Pruitt had planned to travel to Mexico this week, according to multiple agency officials, but has postponed the visit.
Goolaerts was riding his first senior Paris-Roubaix, having competed in the under-23 edition in 2015. Television footage appeared to show him receiving CPR treatment from medics at the side of the road.
But her truth was soon uncovered when one of her donors saw her party photos on Facebook, which made him question her claims. Instead, Dickenson's lifestyle of drugs, alcohol and trips to Thailand and Europe exposed her plea for money as a scam.
Using the metaphor of putting a final nail in Cohen's legal coffin, he says, "That had better be a really sturdy pine box". But Cohen said he was unhappy to have his office and residences raided, and he is anxious about the federal investigation.
Of his 20 strikeouts, 16 of them have come swinging. "[It's] just timing", Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters Sunday. The Red Sox are off to an incredible start, winning eight of their first nine contests, including five one-run affairs.
The Bengals' first game of any kind at Paul Brown Stadium was a 24-20 win over the Bears in preseason on August 19, 2000. All teams are scheduled to play their final preseason games on Thursday, Aug. 30 before making final roster reductions.
Russia is the Syrian regime's only real supporter, and there are Russian troops in Syria supporting President Assad's troops. The US's military commitment to Syria , however, remains tiny compared to the US's involvement in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Griffin, who was unanimously voted the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2011, cracked a amusing joke about Mitchell's wardrobe selection. Shortly after that quote hit the media waves and social media-sphere, Donovan Mitchell responded via Twitter with a creative GIF.
The crash was deadliest since 2014 when 298 people were killed after a Malaysian plane was shot down over Ukraine. Algeria is vast and plane flights are often the best way to traverse Africa's largest nation.
We can not tolerate a war criminal, we can not tolerate someone who killed half a million of his own people. Qatar has long sought to stress its role as an agreeable USA partner in a strategically vital region.
Kim Kardashian shares holiday snaps from Turks and Caicos
Could it be Kourtney's daughter Penelope, five? Kim Kardashian West is making the most of her extensive bikini collection. The Kardashian girls stayed at the luxurious 5-star resort the Amanyara where they had a private swimming pool and chef.
By the Numbers: How Patrick Reed won the Masters
Charles Coody played the best golf in 1971 when the Masters could have had Jack Nicklaus or 23-year-old Johnny Miller. And, according to Forbes , Augusta National has no plans to expand its retail efforts any time soon.
Investors Sell Shares of Netflix (NFLX) on Strength (NFLX)
Wells Fargo set a $285.00 target price on Netflix and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Institutions purchase large blocks of a company's outstanding shares and can exert considerable influence upon its management.
Punches thrown in Red Sox, Yankees melee
The Yankees lost by their largest margin since at 15-1 loss to Houston on August 25 2015. "Everybody saw it. Sale attacked Stanton with high fastballs, getting four swings-and-misses in the first two at-bats.
Putin and Netanyahu Speak by Phone on Syria
Theresa May has agreed with her American and French counterparts that the worldwide community needs to respond. The BBC reported that May was ready to give the go-ahead for Britain to take part in military action.