Former EPA deputy chief of staff Kevin Chmielewski said in an interview Tuesday that Millan Hupp, also a top aide to Pruitt, told him that the administrator was inquiring about the possibility of his wife acquiring a franchise with the chain. She went to the EPA after Pruitt became its administrator in early 2017, working to rewrite the Obama-era Waters of the US rule, or WOTUS, which expanded federal jurisdiction over water. "You would have thought after Chick-Fil-A that would have done it but he's not going anywhere".
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pruitt apparently dined there so frequently that the White House Cabinet affairs team told agency chiefs of staff during a meeting a year ago that Cabinet members should consider eating elsewhere sometimes.
Last year, Pruitt also directed Hupp's younger sister to reach out to a senior executive at Chick-fil-A to inquire about a "business opportunity". 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".
Hupp and another close aide, Sarah Greenwalt, resigned on Wednesday, the EPA said.
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And if you're at school and keen to get out of a lesson, you'll definitely want to get the lawyers on to it. And he said the legal team was leaning against having Trump be interviewed by Mueller's investigators.
Democrats continue to call for Pruitt to resign amid the growing list of controversies.
The report comes as numerous reports on Pruitt's spending habits have distracted from the agency's work.
As EPA chief, Pruitt has received round-the-clock protection since he took office in February 2017.
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Overall survival was also higher in the group given this radiation treatment (73.2%) compared to control patients (70.8%). In addition, women 50 and younger who scored between zero and 15 could be spared chemotherapy and its toxic side effects.
"Well, I support numerous new policies of the EPA", Kennedy said, before adding, "They're not Mr. Pruitt's policies".
Greenwalt is due to appear this month before a panel of House Oversight committee staffers investigating a series of ethics allegations against Pruitt.
Trump added that "people are really impressed with the job that's being done at the EPA".
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