The EPA has reportedly spent $3 million on Scott Pruitt's security but can't name any death threats for him

Scott Pruitt flies first class
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Three Republican senators criticized embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Sunday's political talk show, but President Trump seemed to sweep away Pruitt's many ethics scandals on Saturday night. "While Security spending was somewhat more than his predecessor, Scott Pruitt has received death threats because of his bold actions at EPA," Trump tweeted. "Rent was about market rate, travel expenses OK. Scott is doing a great job!"

Trump's tweet followed a report in Politico that Pruitt's lobbyist landlords had boot him from his $50-a-night sweetheart rental deal and change the locks last year after he overstayed his welcome by four months, plus a brutal Associated Press article on Pruitt's $3 million in security expenses and counting. AP reached that cost, which includes Pruitt's large 24-hour security detail and first-class flights, from records and an EPA official with direct knowledge of Pruitt's security spending.

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