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Old 03-30-2018, 03:34 PM
 
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Pruitt's security team had the police break down the condo door because they thought he was unconscious/unresponsive. Turned out he was taking a nap.

When the landlord demanded that someone pay for the door, the EPA agreed to pay.

That's when it was revealed that the landlord was the wife of a guy that ran a lobbying firm that lobbied the EPA on the Clean Air Act and such.

Apparently, he and is wife co-owned the condo that was less than a block from from the U.S. Capitol Complex. While apartments in the complex rent for $5,000/month on a long-term lease, according to checks the EPA provided Bloomberg, Pruitt was paying nowhere near that much.

To further complicate matters, Pruitt traveled to "Morocco last December and the EPA said in a press release that liquid natural gas exports were a topic of discussion during that trip."

Strangely enough, this exact same lobbying firm lobbies for liquid natural gas exports.

Why Pruitt was pitching natural gas exports is anybody's guess as it isn't an EPA concern.

EXCLUSIVE: Pruitt's EPA security broke down door to lobbyist condo - ABC News

More details to follow.

 
Old 03-30-2018, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Originally Posted by GotHereQuickAsICould View Post
Pruitt's security team had the police break down the condo door because they thought he was unconscious/unresponsive. Turned out he was taking a nap.

When the landlord demanded that someone pay for the door, the EPA agreed to pay.

That's when it was revealed that the landlord was the wife of a guy that ran a lobbying firm that lobbied the EPA on the Clean Air Act and such.

Apparently, he and is wife co-owned the condo that was less than a block from from the U.S. Capitol Complex. While apartments in the complex rent for $5,000/month on a long-term lease, according to checks the EPA provided Bloomberg, Pruitt was paying nowhere near that much.

To further complicate matters, Pruitt traveled to "Morocco last December and the EPA said in a press release that liquid natural gas exports were a topic of discussion during that trip."

Strangely enough, this exact same lobbying firm lobbies for liquid natural gas exports.

Why Pruitt was pitching natural gas exports is anybody's guess as it isn't an EPA concern.

EXCLUSIVE: Pruitt's EPA security broke down door to lobbyist condo - ABC News

More details to follow.
A energy lobbyist allowed Pruitt to use the DC condo just to store his stuff, he only needed to pay for the nights he stayed and his daughter had a bedroom for $50 a night. He travels with detail of 30 people for security when he went to Morocco and Italy costing around $40K per, why he needs to go these places is another story.


An energy lobbyist bribing the EPA, this is new.


Total conflict of interest, he needs to be fired.

Last edited by Goodnight; 03-30-2018 at 07:01 PM..
 
Old 03-30-2018, 06:58 PM
 
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Yes. He is NOT rolling back regulations in order for these companies to offer more jobs to Americans.

He is carrying out the Trump plan to put more wealth into the hands of the wealthy.

If the environment gets ef d up, kids get more cancers, that is beside the plan. As soon as Pruitt caves into "public pressure" from the public he is supposed to be serving, he ll be out.

Trump has NO interest in the welfare of America.
 
Old 03-30-2018, 07:03 PM
 
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He should go to jail for selling out American, killing people by adding more pollutants to the air, ruining our economy by making sure we can't compete with the rest of the world in efficiency and taking gifts from lobbyists.....and, as usual, those are probably only the tip of the iceberg.
 
Old 03-30-2018, 07:26 PM
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Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Will Pruitt be the next to go?

He's doing God's work, so I doubt it
What God of the more than 5,000 in recorded history would that be?
 
Old 03-30-2018, 07:30 PM
 
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Pruitt’s always been an asshat.
 
Old 03-30-2018, 07:38 PM
 
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I don't know -- it does seem that whenever we have a few rumblings about the 'next to go' -- there is another one who is gone.
 
Old 03-31-2018, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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How can accepting rental space from a building owned by a lobbyist conducting business before the EPA be consistent with ethics rules. A lobbyist can provide gifts and that is not a violation.


Quote:
WASHINGTON — Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, rented a residence in Washington in 2017 that was partly owned by the wife of a top energy lobbyist whose firm, according to disclosure forms, conducted business before the E.P.A. that same year.
While the agency said on Friday that the arrangement was consistent with federal ethics rules, the developments come as Mr. Pruitt is already under fire from Congress regarding unrelated ethics questions. In February, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee ordered Mr. Pruitt to turn over documents related to his first-class travel at taxpayer expense, questioning whether he had received the appropriate waivers to do so.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/30/c...pa-rental.html
 
Old 03-31-2018, 02:17 PM
 
Location: SDL/PDX/RDU
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Pruitt's security team had the police break down the condo door because they thought he was unconscious/unresponsive. Turned out he was taking a nap.
He should be doing that at the office like every other Trump appointee...
 
Old 04-03-2018, 05:56 AM
 
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Not only was Pruitt getting a sweet deal on a great place, but now we learn that the GOP was using it for fundraising events.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/epa-ad...undraising-hub
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