Two of Scott Pruitt's top aides resign amid EPA scrutiny

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Meanwhile, Pruitt is caught up in a string of ethics controversies, Politico noted.

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt thinks Tulsa, Oklahoma, should have a chance to Eat Mor Chikin.

What's not easy apparently is keeping your job if you work for Pruitt.

Greenwalt will leave the agency on Wednesday to serve as general counsel to the Oklahoma Workers Compensation Commission, the EPA announced Thursday.

Pruitt's statement called Hupp "a valued member of the EPA team".

"I love, she loves, we love Chick-fil-A as a franchise, as a faith, and it's one of the best in the country", he offers in defense of breaking the law.

Hupp recently testified before the House oversight committee that she did many personal tasks for Pruitt, including house-hunting and inquiring about obtaining a used Trump hotel mattress.

Jahan Wilcox, a spokesman for the E.P.A., did not comment on the departure of Ms. Greenwalt.

Their resignations leave Pruitt increasingly isolated at the EPA, where he has lost the confidence of most of the agency's career staff and many conservative political appointees who feel that Pruitt's ethical lapses have done a disservice to the President's agenda.

"According to one top EPA official", The Atlantic adds, Hupp, "was 'tired of being thrown under the bus by Pruitt, ' and weary of seeing her name constantly appear in headlines about the agency". "And you know, somebody has to say that about you a little bit", the President said of Pruitt.

Earlier Wednesday, Pruitt laughed when asked about new reports that he used his position as an agency head to try to get a Chick-fil-A franchise for his wife.

The Democrats say Pruitt might have committed crimes.

"I just think that with great change comes, you know, I think, opposition", he said.

In her testimony provided the House Oversight Committee, Hupp said she spent several hours a week at work discussing housing accommodations for Pruitt with realtors and visited at least 10 properties on behalf of Pruitt, who asked her verbally to assist him in finding housing options, according to the testimony. There's vital adjustments taking place not exclusively on the EPA however throughout the administration and it is wanted", Pruitt informed a reporter from Nextstar TV in Washington D.C. "Look, My spouse is an entrepreneur herself, I like, she loves, we love Chick-fil-A as a franchise of religion and it is among the finest within the nation and that is one thing we have been very enthusiastic about and we want extra of them in Tulsa and we want extra of them throughout the nation.

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