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Ethics Watchdog Asked to Investigate Possible Pruitt Conflicts

Jan. 13, 2017, 5:54 PM

Democratic senators are urging a federal ethics watchdog to investigate potentially unreported conflicts of interest between the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), along with other advocacy groups, and President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt “blurred the distinction between official and political actions” during his tenure in state government, but the watchdog ethics request focuses on personal rather than political affiliations, the Environment and Public Works Committee’s Democrats said in a Jan. 12 letter to the Office of Congressional Ethics.

More information on Pruitt’s connection with the Rule of Law Defense ...