The administrator of the Environmental Protection agency is the focus of an internal investigation into the uses of taxpayer dollars for personal use. Scott Pruitt is pretty new at his new role in big government, but he’s learning the hard lesson that people are actually keeping tabs on him.
Pruitt is accused of using American tax dollars to regularly visit his home state of Oklahoma.
The EPA’s Office of the Inspector General announced Monday that Pruitt was under investigation.
The announcement claims that auditors will be looking at:
According to the EPA document:
“The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to begin preliminary research on the EPA’s adherence to policies, procedures and oversight controls pertaining to the Administrator’s travel to Oklahoma. This assignment is being initiated based on congressional requests and a hotline complaint, all of which expressed concerns about Administrator Pruitt’s travel—primarily his frequent travel to and from his home state of Oklahoma at taxpayer expense.”
The document continues:
“This assignment is being initiated based on congressional requests and a hotline complaint, all of which expressed concerns about administrator Pruitt’s travel — primarily his frequent travel to and from his home state of Oklahoma at taxpayer expense.”
Pruitt insists that any money he spent on travel was for work-related trips, saying:
“The folks talking about this, one, their facts are wrong, and that’s not a surprise. But it’s an alt-EPA. It’s a group of employees that worked for Obama, that formed an organization to put out these kinds of things that are not accurate and completely forthcoming as far as those issues.”