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Trump EPA Chief ‘Endangered Public Safety’

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Ex-EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt pressured his personal security detail to speed, use sirens, and drive dangerously to make up for his chronic lateness to events, according to a 2018 internal report. Pruitt resigned his post in July 2018 after a slew of ethics scandals and official investigations into his misuse of government resources.
4 months ago·Washington, United States

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Scott Pruitt, as Trump’s EPA chief, ‘endangered public safety’ by ordering his drivers to speed: report

Scott Pruitt, while in charge of the EPA during the Trump administration, repeatedly pressured his federal security officers to drive at excessive speeds on routine trips, according to a federal report.

4 months ago·New York, United States
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The HillThe Hill

Trump EPA chief ordered drivers to speed when running late, says internal report

Then-Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt instructed his security detail to drive above the speed limit to make appointments, sometimes to the point of “endanger[ing] pu…

4 months ago·Washington, United States
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Washington ExaminerWashington Examiner

Trump EPA chief Pruitt endangered public safety by speeding, federal agents say

Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt frequently "‘endangered public safety" by telling his security detail to drive above the speed limit due to running late to meetings frequently, according to a report released Thursday.

4 months ago·Washington, United States
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HuffPostHuffPost

Former EPA Chief Had Security Drive Into Oncoming Traffic To Get Dry Cleaning

Scott Pruitt is one of several Republicans running for Oklahoma's soon-to-be vacant Senate seat.

4 months ago·United States
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Business InsiderBusiness Insider

Trump's chronically late EPA chief pressured his security detail to speed and turn on sirens to cut through traffic, report finds

Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is quoted in an internal report as asking, "Can you guys use that magic button to get us through traffic?"

4 months ago·United States
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Political WirePolitical Wire

Trump EPA Chief ‘Endangered Public Safety’

“Scott Pruitt, while in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency during the Trump administration, repeatedly pressured his federal security officers to drive at excessive and sometimes dangerous speeds on routine trips, with sirens and emergency lights on, because he had a habit of running late, according to a federal report released on Thursday,” the New York Times reports.“The security officers said they knew this was a violation of feder…

4 months ago·New York, United States
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