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Man hired to sweep Pruitt's office for bugs is in business with top EPA security official

Man hired to sweep Pruitt's office for bugs is in business with top EPA security official

Two senior Senate Democrats asked Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Tuesday to provide details about how a business associate of the head of his security detail got a security contract with the agency.

Pasquale "Nino" Perrotta — who heads Pruitt's security detail and also serves as a principal of Sequoia Security Group — advised EPA officials to hire a member of the management team at Sequoia, Edwin Steinmetz, according to an administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal agency decisions. The $3,000 "communications audit" contract to sweep Pruitt's office on March 3 for concealed listening...

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