Those two individuals, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the Post that Pruitt has asked EPA security agents to get his dry cleaning and once requested that they drive him around so that he could look for a type of moisturizing lotion that can be found in Ritz-Carlton hotels.
In a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Justice Department Criminal Division Chief John Cronan, the group of lawmakers argue that Pruitt repeatedly violated federal anti-corruption laws by using his position for personal gain, according to The Associated Press.
Pruitt is now facing multiple inquiries from ethics watchdogs, federal auditors and congressional committees into his actions at the agency. "But we'll see what happens". Pruitt also used agency employees to help him find housing in Washington, and previously has faced criticism for an unusual arrangement in which he rented a room from the wife of a lobbyist who worked with the EPA but paid only for nights he slept in the Capitol Hill apartment.
Six House Democrats on Friday sought a criminal investigation into Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt for reportedly using his office in a bid to secure work for his wife. Pruitt, in a television interview Wednesday, didn't say whether he thought he had acted inappropriately.
"At the very least, we know that federal ethics laws bar public officials from using their position or staff for private gain".
Democratic senators this week accused Pruitt of withholding records of the trip, where Pruitt also met with USA and worldwide business leaders and former government officials. Pruitt has also been accused of radically reshaping the EPA rulemaking process and weakening Obama administration efforts to tighten fuel economy standards.
You can hear Pruitt in the video (via NBC) commenting on how "here we are talking about free speech, religious liberty, and folks won't let you engage in it at times" as the protester is escorted out.
"H$3 is actions related to his wife's employment and the quid-pro-quo condo situation with industry lobbyists may have crossed a line into criminal conduct punishable by fines or even by time in prison", the lawmakers wrote in the letter.