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Trump Says He Retains Confidence in Embattled EPA Chief Pruitt

April 5, 2018, 7:07 PM

President Donald Trump said he still has confidence in the embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, who has been the subject of a cascade of ethics questions in recent days that cast doubt on his future in the job.

“I do,” Trump said April 5 when asked if he had confidence in the Environmental Protection Agency chief as he boarded Air Force One for a trip to West Virginia.

Pruitt has been under fire for disclosure that he rented a condo from the wife of a prominent lobbyist under unusual terms and that the EPA used an obscure law to boost ...