Last week, The EPA's chief ethics official said he was pushing for a series of independent investigations into Pruitt's actions as administrator. Among the scandals were reports that Pruitt tried to use his position to get his wife a job at Chick-fil-A, spent over $100,000 on first class flights and tasked his security detail with errands such as finding his favorite "moisturizing lotion". Nothing happened with that because Pruitt does the will of giant fossil fuel companies, which greatly pleases the people of West Virginia, which greatly pleases the president. The EPA told the outlet it wouldn't comment "on anonymous sources who are working to distract Americans from the Trump administration's accomplishments on regulatory certainty and environmental stewardship".
During his one-year tenure, Pruitt crisscrossed the country at taxpayer expense to speak with industry groups and hobnob with GOP donors, but he showed little interest in listening to advocates he derided as "the environmental left".
Inside LeBron James' Plan to Take Over Hollywood
The top markets for sales of LeBron's Lakers jersey were Los Angeles, New York, Oakland/San Francisco and Cleveland. LeBron James is to join the Los Angeles Lakers in a four-year deal worth $154m (£116m), his camp has announced.
Hyundai denies FCA takeover speculations
The bid will apparently be launched sometime between this summer and Sergio Marchionne's stepping down as FCA's CEO in May 2019. Later, the firms said they were negotiating a possible technical partnership on transmissions and hydrogen tech.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly stated that he believes Pruitt is doing a good job with the EPA.
Trump said on Twitter that Pruitt's recently-Senate confirmed deputy Andrew Wheeler will on Monday assume the duties of acting administrator of the EPA.
Even conservative commentary Laura Ingraham tweeted this week about how swampy Pruitt is, calling for him to go. Coming into office as a critic of EPA and a climate skeptic, Pruitt moved aggressively to scale back Obama-era moves on climate change, automobile pollution standards and other industrial pollutants.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is conducting a sweeping inquiry into Scott Pruitt's spending, ethics and management of the EPA, including his frequent first-class travel and the circumstances of a condo he rented from the wife of an energy lobbyist for $50 a night. He also had a $43,000 phone booth installed in his office. He made swamp creatures blush with his shameless excesses.
Even ICE Agents Want ICE Abolished
Trump tweeted criticism of Democrats on immigration Tuesday, even as he has rejected bipartisan efforts to address the issue. They are tougher and smarter than these rough criminal elelments [sic] that bad immigration laws allow into our country.
Serena back doing what she does best at Wimbledon
Also getting their campaigns under way on Monday are five-time women's champion Venus Williams against Johanna Larsson . Lajovic held serve in the opening game but that was as good as it got for the 58th-ranked Serb.
Three suspects charged with kidnapping Halloween actor
Anger erupted online when a video surfaced on Monday showing Los Angeles cops with their guns aimed at an unarmed Black woman. The indictment states that Stewart, Jones and Neal allegedly went into McCrackin's home and pistol whipped Capone.
Another Heat Advisory Issued For Tuesday
Weekend Outlook: More typical afternoon scattered storms are expected on Saturday with highs in the lower 90s. Los Angeles is expected to reach 101 degrees on Friday while Las Vegas is forecast to reach 112 degrees.
India warns WhatsApp against misuse of its platform
WhatsApp has taken cognisance of the Indian government's concerns about the propagation of fake news via its platform. Many of these killings were sparked by paranoia over child kidnappers, fueled by rumours spread on social media.
Lionel Messi returns to Barcelona after World Cup exit
Belgium displayed their fighting spirit and manager Roberto Martinez was able to completely change the game after going down 2-0. Petersburg Stadium. "There are many ways to see football and interpret it", he said , as quoted by Sky Sports .
Sacha Baron Cohen Is Upping His Feud With President Trump
Variety reported Wednesday that the two have a long-standing feud, stemming from Baron Cohen's fake personality " Ali G ". Or will the project skew closer to a mockumentary about the failed "university" itself? "It was disgraceful.
Senate Panel Supports 2016 Russian Meddling Assessment
The committee said the difference in confidence levels was "reasonable, transparent, and openly debated" between the agencies. Paul Manafort , Trump's campaign chairman, has also been charged with over 20 counts; he has pleaded not guilty.
Brazil ready for a strong Belgium
The statement was published hours after the Brazil-Mexico match, Monday. "It's very hard to come back the way he's done". Brazil are five-time winners of the World Cup , but have not triumphed in the competition since 2002.