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Senate Democrats say there’s no evidence to justify Pruitt’s security spending

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It also adds that an internal EPA Intelligence Office report “disputes the administrator’s claims that the nature of the threats against him justify his expenditures.”

Pruitt has said that repeated threats to his safety, justify a security team of 20 people, three times as many his predecessors. He’s said those safety concerns are also behind his first-class travel.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly defended Pruitt from growing scrutiny on a number of ethical issues, saying as recently as Saturday that he is “doing a great job” and that the extra security is a response to “death threats” the administrator has received.

The letter from Whitehouse and Carper includes a page from Pruitt’s former personal security detail that details specific threats, including protestors who sought to disrupt a private speech and another who wanted to take the “old paint” off his house and put it outside Pruitt’s office.

“It is hard to reconcile the public statements of EPA, and the President, with these internal and external assessments,” Whitehouse and Carper write.

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'Not giving up sovereignty!' UK lays down gauntlet to EU ahead of Gibraltar Brexit talks

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SOVEREIGNTY of Gibraltar is not up for negotiation in Brexit trade talks with the EU, ministers have vowed.

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SNP crisis as Sturgeon's own minister reported over breach of code: 'Total contempt'

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AN SNP minister has been reported over breaching the Scottish Government’s ministerial code after making a parliamentary statement on the ongoing ambulance crisis.

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France ‘throws toys out of pram’ as fears grow over Channel fishing punishment

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FRANCE could use the ongoing AUKUS security pact crisis as a form of revenge in the Jersey fishing dispute, a minister has claimed.

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