>> Both, we grow jobs->> After a slew of high profile departures, could Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, be the next Trump official forced out of his job? That question swirling around Washington Monday after last week's report said during Pruitt's first six months in Washington last year, he made a deal to pay about $50 a night, less than a third the price of similar properties, to live in a condo owned by a lobbyist deals with issues overseen by the EPA.
ABC later reported that Pruitt´s daughter also used the apartment in 2017 during her tenure as a White House summer intern, which the owner said was not agreed to in the lease. Trump campaign ally Chris Christie among those saying Pruitt´s job could be in jeopardy, telling ABC News quote, I don't know how you survived this one, and if he has to go, it's because he never should have been there in the first place.
Pruitt declined comment on the reports. The White House referred reporters to the EPA, which said the arrangement had been cleared by the agency's ethics officials. Pruitt has already faced public criticism for his frequent use of first class flights, which is under investigation by the EPA Inspector General, and for installing a $43,000 secure phone booth to conduct confidential calls.
Spending by other top officials in the Trump administration has come under sharp scrutiny as well, like with Steve Mnuchin's $1 million travel budget or Ben Carson's $31,000 table.>> I left it with my wife.