Sheldon Whitehouse

EPA documents question justification for Pruitt's costly security, travel

EPA documents question justification for Pruitt's costly security, travel

Two Democratic senators demanded a congressional inquiry Tuesday into the justification underpinning the round-the-clock security detail for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, citing new documents suggesting that level of security is not justified.

Writing to Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso R-Wyo., fellow panel members Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., reference several internal EPA documents - which they kept confidential "in an abundance of caution to protect any specific ongoing security efforts" - that allude to the kind of threats that have not traditionally triggered 24/7...

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