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For Immediate Release

Scott Pruitt Broke the Law

Pruitt Spent Eight Times More Than Legally Allowed on Phone Booth


Today, the Government Accountability Office, a government watchdog agency, announced that Scott Pruitt violated federal law by spending more than $43,000 to install a private phone booth in his office, according to a report obtained by ABC News.

This news comes just before the EPA Inspector General is expected to take the unusual approach of issuing an interim report on Pruitt's ethics violations. However, leaks of the report have raised more questions than answers by failing to explain how numerous staffers cited Pruitt as being the one pushing for his friends' raises.

There are currently at least 11 government investigations into Pruitt's ethics violations.

In response, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement:

"Not even Scott Pruitt's secure phone booth can hide his illegal actions. It's simple: Pruitt broke the law, and no amount of excuses can save him now. With each passing day, Pruitt has created more headaches for Donald Trump with his mounting list of ethical and now legal violations. Donald Trump shouldn't wait to see what ethical norm or law Pruitt breaks next. He must fire him immediately."

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