Scott Pruitt's lobbyist landlord said he didn't lobby the EPA while renting to Pruitt. Turns out he did.

EPA chief Scott Pruitt
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J. Steven Hart, the energy lobbyist whose wife charged Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt below-market rent on a Washington condo she co-owned, lobbied the EPA for three clients in 2017, his former firm has disclosed.

When the condo story broke, Hart said he "do[es] not lobby the EPA" and had "no lobbying contact with the EPA in 2017 or 2018." Pruitt likewise said Hart had "no clients who have business before this agency." The new disclosures, first reported by The Hill Friday evening, indicate those claims were not accurate.

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