Why does Scott Pruitt still have a job? (The Post)
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt last year had a top aide help contact Republican donors who might offer his wife a job, eventually securing her a position at a conservative political group that has backed him for years, according to multiple individuals familiar with the matter.
The job hunt included Pruitt’s approaching wealthy party supporters and conservative figures with ties to the Trump administration. The individuals said he enlisted Samantha Dravis, then serving as associate administrator for the EPA’s Office of Policy, to line up work for his wife…
A spokesman for the Judicial Crisis Network confirmed Tuesday that it employed the onetime school nurse “temporarily as an independent contractor,” but it did not disclose via email how long she worked there or what she was paid. The spokesman said the position came about after the group received her résumé from Leonard Leo, executive vice president of the Federalist Society. The two organizations have financial ties.
Leo is a prominent Pruitt backer and longtime friend who was involved in arrangements for the administrator’s visit to Italy last year. Taxpayers spent more than $100,000 on the trip, which included private tours of the Vatican and meals at some of Rome’s finest restaurants.
Oh right — because Pruitt works for the most openly corrupt administration in the history of the United States, where simply everyone is in on the grift, from the president to his worthless spawn to his venal cabinet to his most inept hangers-on. And because Pruitt is succeeding in his mandate to reorient the agency he runs away from protecting the environment to protecting GOP-friendly corporations so they can pollute the ecosystem and endanger workers and citizens with impunity.
That’s why Pruitt still has a job.
In a way, we’re probably better off if Trump continues to stand by Pruitt. A replacement would likely be just as bad, and Pruitt is so openly dishonest, unscrupulous and grasping that he’ll make a great campaign talking point for Democrats at any level, nationwide.