News broke Tuesday that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt used a provision in the Safe Drinking Water Act to give significant pay raises to two political aides. It was pretty shocking, but hardly surprising given Pruitt’s background. He’s no stranger to controversy.

Ever since Pruitt assumed the role as head of the EPA, he’s been marred by scandal after scandal, all of which have landed him in hot water with his counterparts in Washington, D.C.

The events don’t seem to be reflecting entirely poorly with President Trump, though. After the most recent news, he reportedly called Pruitt to say, “keep your head up.” As did Trump’s Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, per reports.  Read more…

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