WASHINGTON — The White House is conducting a review of ethical questions surrounding Scott Pruitt, the head of Environmental Protection Agency.
But press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday the president believes Pruitt has “done a good job at … carrying out the goals of the EPA.”
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A senior White House official adds that Trump was unwilling to fire Pruitt, though Pruitt has lost support of many in the West Wing. The official was not authorized to discuss personnel matters and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Pruitt has come under scrutiny for the cheap rental rate he received on a condo connected to a fossil fuels industry lobbyist as well as his travel and big raises for two aides.
But Pruitt has support from a number of influential conservatives lobbying Trump to keep him on.