Scott Pruitt’s tenure as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator can long gone nowbut the $ 43,000 paranoia chamber he had illegally installed has not yet seen the light of day in his office.
E&E News has received The first publicly released photo of the secure phone booth that Pruitt installed in the EPO administrator’s office through a Freedom of Information Act in 2017equal. The booth was one of the many ways Pruitt abused his position to get it bizarre personal benefits when he failed to gut environmental regulations – like a 24-hour security detail to deal with protesters, a treasure condo deal, $ 120,000 in opposition research against his critics, secret email accounts, a bulletproof desk, and luxury travel and amenities like 5 star dinner in Rome with a Catholic cardinal who denies climate change and happens to be one too alleged pedophile.
According to E&E News, the EPA has denied its requests to publish images of the soundproof room for the past three years, saying it could be “an unjustified invasion of privacy” and “reasonably endanger the life or physical safety of” an individual . “Now the agency has admitted and sent E & E a picture with the name “2018-09-04_TheBooth_08.jpg” (indicates it was probably taken after Pruitt’s tenure as administrator), This shows the room where Pruitt panicked when listening to his apparently private demon shitter.
Government Accountability Office (GAO) Investigator determined Pruitt broke the law by violating a Limit of $ 5,000 about office improvements without notifying Congress and by violating the Antideficiency Act. (The EPA has declined to archive a required report of the violation to GAO, the President, and Congress despite Threats from Democrats to withhold some money.) Pruitt initially claimed that the booth was a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF).However, which government officials use to discuss sensitive or classified information, congress admitted in 2018 that they do not meet SCIF standards.
The EPA already had a SCIF, but it was on the other floor, so it didn’t seem close enough to the toilet to accommodate Pruitt’s special needs. Even so, he only made one outbound call from the booth Washington Post showed::
He only phoned the White House once, newly released records from the agency show. It took five minutes …The new documents don’t show how many incoming calls Pruitt received in the soundproof booth he installed last year. In April, Pruitt testified before the House’s Energy and Trade Committee that he used the cabin sparingly.
“It’s for confidential communication and it’s rare,” he told Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.).
Andrew Wheeler, Pruitt is just as environmentally friendly very easy cautious successor, said he had in 2018 I never used the booth. Not a word in the toilet.