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Scott Pruitt Uses Multiple ‘Secret’ Email Accounts, Senators Say

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Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has used four government email accounts since assuming office, and two Democratic senators are worried the complex setup may have allowed the administrator to dodge demands for public records.

Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.), both members of a Senate committee with EPA oversight, sent a letter this week to the EPA inspector general asking for an investigation into Pruitt’s use of multiple emails. Aside from his standard This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it account, two others were used for scheduling and what the lawmakers call “communicating.” The Washington Post notes that a fourth email address, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , is an apparent reference to the University of Oklahoma football team, of which Pruitt is a fan.

“We write to share our deep concern over Administrator Pruitt’s reported use of multiple email accounts,” the letter, dated April 10, reads. “It is imperative that there be an investigation into whether the agency has properly searched these email addresses for responsive documents in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.”


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