Another Pruitt aide resigns
WASHINGTON » Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt announced the resignation of his senior legal counsel Thursday, the second departure of a top aide in as many days and one of a half- dozen since April amid unending barrages of ethics complaints and federal inquiries.
The counsel, Sarah Greenwalt, is due to appear for questioning this month by a panel of House oversight committee staffers investigating allegations of ethics violations by Pruitt.
OnWednesday, the EPA announced the resignation of Pruitt scheduler Millan Hupp.
Hupp’s departure came after lawmakers released her testimony to the congressional panel, in which she saidPruitt haddirected her to house-hunt and carry out other personal errands for him, including asking the Trump International Hotel about buying a used mattress cheap.
In a statement announcing Greenwalt’s resignation, Pruitt called her a “tremendous leader” within the agency.