The head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt has resigned due to claims of ethics misconduct.
Scott Pruitt was under scrutiny over first-class travel at taxpayer expense, security spending, connections with lobbyists and industry groups, accusations of using his office for favours, a soundproof phone booth for his office and his rental of a high-end condo from an energy lobbyist’s wife.
On July 5 2018, Trump tweeted:
“I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this. The Senate confirmed Deputy at EPA, Andrew Wheeler, will on Monday assume duties as the acting Administrator of the EPA. I have no doubt that Andy will continue on with our great and lasting EPA agenda. We have made tremendous progress and the future of the EPA is very bright!”