Protester With a Bottle of Lotion Interrupts Scott Pruitt Speech

New York. With the city's attention focused on the huge St. Patrick's Day Parade many blocks uptown the Occupy rally at Zuccotti Park on Saturday drew a

Be it his dining tastes or business networking, the drumbeat of news about Pruitt suggests he's more interested in swimming laps in "the swamp" than draining it.

"We formally request that the FBI open an investigation into Administrator Scott Pruitt's conduct to assess whether he broke the law, including criminal statutes prohibiting public corruption", the letter concludes.

Anyone can send a trolling tweet, but a Republican Cabinet member has to feel hurt receiving this kind of treatment from Fox News. On Wednesday, Pruitt scheduler Millan Hupp resigned after lawmakers released testimony from her saying that Pruitt had directed her to house-hunt for him and ask about buying a used mattress.

Wilcox did not immediately respond to phone calls or an email from CNN seeking comment. "And you know, somebody has to say that about you a little bit". Which means we can move on - to another report, this one via Politico late Wednesday, that chews on Pruitt's appreciation for the menu options at the White House Mess, the Navy-run dining spot with top-notch food at bargain basement prices.

He also says his wife is an entrepreneur, as if somehow that makes breaking the law OK.

"A call was arranged, then canceled, and Pruitt eventually spoke with someone from the company's legal department".

A Chick-fil-A representative told The Washington Post that Pruitt was interested in his wife becoming a franchise owner, but that she didn't complete the application.

"No matter how much Scott Pruitt might like Chick-fil-A, public officials are strictly prohibited from using their public positions for the private gain of others, such as endorsing their products", Mr. Evers said. Pruitt gave that impenetrable response to a question about the story.

Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight committee investigating Pruitt, said Hupp shouldn't have to take the fall for her boss.

Greenwalt worked in several roles at the Oklahoma attorney general's office under Pruitt, lastly as his general counsel.

Office of Inspector General (OIG) has in recent months seen an increased workload due to the more than a dozen investigations launched into Pruitt's spending and management decisions during his first year as administrator.

"The hits just keep on coming, and I think he's hurting the president and therefore he's hurting the country", Kennedy added.

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