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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:07 AM

EPA chief Scott Pruitt tapped aide, donors to help wife land job at conservative group

Source: Washington Post

By Juliet Eilperin, Josh Dawsey, Brady Dennis and Shawn Boburg
June 13 at 8:00 AM

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt last year had a top aide help contact Republican donors who might offer his wife a job, eventually securing her a position at a conservative political group that has backed him for years, according to multiple individuals familiar with the matter.

The job hunt included Pruitt’s approaching wealthy party supporters and conservative figures with ties to the Trump administration. He enlisted Samantha Dravis, then serving as associate administrator for the EPA’s Office of Policy, to line up work for his wife.

And when one donor, Doug Deason, said he could not hire Marlyn Pruitt because of a conflict of interest, Pruitt continued to solicit his help in trying to find other possibilities.

A spokesman for the Judicial Crisis Network confirmed Tuesday that it employed Marlyn Pruitt “temporarily as an independent contractor,” but it did not disclose via email how long she worked there or what she was paid. The spokesman said the position came about after the group received her résumé from Leonard Leo, executive vice president of the Federalist Society. The two organizations have financial ties.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/epa-chief-scott-pruitt-tapped-aide-donors-to-help-wife-land-job-at-conservative-group/2018/06/13/f54c87fa-6db1-11e8-afd5-778aca903bbe_story.html

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Reply EPA chief Scott Pruitt tapped aide, donors to help wife land job at conservative group (Original post)
Eugene Jun 13 OP
avebury Jun 13 #1
magicarpet Jun 13 #2
joshdawg Jun 13 #3
tanyev Jun 13 #4
csziggy Jun 13 #5
mahatmakanejeeves Jun 13 #6
Zorro Jun 13 #7
sakabatou Jun 13 #8

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:16 AM

1. To take a page out of the Grover Norquist playbook:

The Republican Party needs to be shrunk down to a size where it can be drowned in a bathtub.

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Response to avebury (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:33 AM

2. TOILET... More appropriate considering who we are speaking of.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:42 AM

3. Pruitt still has a job?!?

WHY?
Lock his ass up.........along with the rest of his corrupt hide!

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Response to joshdawg (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:49 AM

4. Can't she fill out applications and do interviews like everybody else does?

Something wrong with her?

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Response to tanyev (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:12 AM

5. Look who she's married to - that explains it all. nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:33 AM

6. "... Leonard Leo, executive vice president of the Federalist Society."

Leonard Leo was with Pruitt when they had their hidden-from-the-schedule dinner in Rome with the cardinal under investigation.

Rome: Scott Pruitt dines at 5-star restaurant with Cardinal under investigation for child sex abuse.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:58 AM

7. Public service explained

Public service for Democrats means they serve the public.

Public service for Republicans means the public serves them.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:56 AM

8. Nepotism? What nepotism?

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