Pruitt announced the departure of aide Millan Hupp in a statement Wednesday.
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"Administrator Pruitt's wife started, but did not complete, the Chick-fil-A franchisee application", the Post quoted her as saying.
"A call was arranged, then canceled, and Pruitt eventually spoke with someone from the company's legal department".
A former EPA official told the outlet that Pruitt prefers food from the high-end grocery store Dean & Deluca and that his favorite snacks include Greek yogurt as well as cookies and other candies.
Pruitt a year ago had his scheduler request a meeting with Chick-fil-A chief executive Dan Cathy to discuss "a potential business opportunity", which turned out to be an opportunity for Pruitt's wife, Marlyn, to open a restaurant in the popular fast-food chain.
Ethics rules prohibit officials from using their office for private gain. "EPA is doing really, really well", Trump told Pruitt while praising Cabinet officials during a meeting at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. "Somebody has to say that about you a little bit, you know that, Scott".
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, said that while he wasn't sure if all the stories about Pruitt are true, the policies he's championed are well-liked by Republicans. She also signed off on $1,560 in custom fountain pens.
"My wife is an entrepreneur herself, I love, she loves, we love Chick-fil-A as a franchise of faith and it's one of the best in the country and that's something we were very excited about", Pruitt told WISC.
Pruitt's alleged use of his EPA position to help job-search for his family is improper because he put aides to work, and because "by using his staff he brought in the imprimatur of the agency, he invoked the authority of the agency", said Virginia Canter, ethics counsel with the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington nonprofit.