Up To Four Inspector General Reports On Pruitt To Be Released This Summer

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Environment Subcommittee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. The focus of nearly a dozen federal inquiries into his travel expenses, security practices and other issues, Pruitt testified about his agency's FY2019 budget proposal.
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Despite former administrator Scott Pruitt’s departure from the EPA, investigators will continue to look into the more than a dozen probes launched due to his management and spending behavior while in office.

According to a Friday Politico report, as many as four reports from the EPA’s inspector general will be released this summer. An investigation into Pruitt’s 24/7 security detail may be completed as early as this month.

If the IG finds illegal activity, it would fall to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to decide whether or not to prosecute.

Alleged scandals that emerged in his last week, including a secret calendar and using his aides to secure his wife a high-paying job, may exacerbate Pruitt’s existing woes.

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