washington - Scott Pruitt may be the next protégé of President Donald Trump to clear the field. The pressure on the boss of the American Environmental Protection Service (EPA) has increased following reports from ABC News and Bloomberg news agency that in 2017 he rented six months of living space in Washington far below the market price.
Pruitt only paid $ 50 a night for his accommodation in an apartment complex near Capitol Hill, less than a third of the usual rate. In addition, the co-owner of the building is Nicky Hart, the wife of a top lobbyist on behalf of the energy industry. With Steven Hart Pruitt had to make regular arrangements in his political life.
'I would not know how to survive this,' said Chris Christie, the former Republican governor of New Jersey, on ABC Sunday. 'And if he has to get on, that's because he should never have been there. '
Pruitt can read and write with Trump: he pulled back all kinds of rules that Barack Obama had put, put a line through the Paris agreement with the president and is not displeased with more coal, oil and gas, writes Politico news website Politico.
Pruitt did not want to comment yet. The White House referred the media to EPA, which said that the lease had been approved by the ethics committee of the service.