The subject line of the email was "Meeting with Administrator Scott Pruitt".
Pruitt's chief of staff, Ryan Jackson, and former top policy adviser Samantha Dravis are due to appear before the oversight committee's investigators later this month. At that event, the Associated Press said one of its reporters, who was denied entry, was grabbed by security guards and forcibly shoved out of the building after asking to speak to a public affairs person.
Despite the mounting scandals, President Donald Trump continues to stand by Pruitt and lavished praise on him today at a hurricane-preparedness briefing attended by Cabinet secretaries and agency heads. "And you know, somebody has to say that about you a little bit".
Scott Pruitt commented Wednesday on his recent Chick-fil-A business venture, stating, "with great change comes great opposition" when referring to the "changes" he's making at the Environmental Protection Agency.
The review becomes the latest in a succession of federal investigations of Pruitt and his agency by the EPA's inspector general, the GAO, the White House Office of Management and Budget, and Congress. On the other hand, you may not remember that Pruitt also spent around $1,560 of taxpayer money on 12 fancy fountain pens, and roughly the same amount on fancy journals. She cited Pruitt's leadership and tenacity in a statement released by the EPA.
Pruitt in appearances before congressional hearings this spring has denied responsibility for any ethical lapses, saying subordinates made those decisions. The staffer then worked with Chick-Fil-A to set up a call for Pruitt and the CEO because "the Administrator would like to talk about a potential business opportunity".
It's starting to look like EPA Chief Scott Pruitt thought getting a spot in the White House Cabinet was akin to becoming the sultan.