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Records Show Pruitt's Travel History As Oklahoma AG

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Records indicate Scott Pruitt's penchant for travel and security concerns began before he became head of the Environmental Protection Agency, and date back to his time as Oklahoma's attorney general.
    Records show that as Oklahoma's top prosecutor, Pruitt frequently traveled out-of-state for appearances before conservative groups and used an office investigator as a driver.
    The records show he took 18 out-of-state trips in 2015 and 2016, for example, including 11 to Washington, D.C.
    At that time, Pruitt was raising his profile nationally as a conservative in favor of rolling back regulation and federal authority.  
    Although some travel expenses were reimbursed by conservative think tanks where Pruitt spoke, records show no sign of reimbursement for several trips involving appearances before them.
    Pruitt senior adviser Lincoln Ferguson says out-of-state trips for political reasons were repaid.
    The documents also show that Pruitt often used an office investigator as a driver for his three-hour round trip commute between his Tulsa home and Oklahoma City headquarters

    In a separate matter, an internal government watchdog this week said the EPA violated federal spending laws when purchasing a $43,000 soundproof privacy booth for Pruitt's office.
    The Government Accountability Office determined that EPA's purchase of the booth violated federal law prohibiting agencies from spending more than $5,000 to make improvements to the offices of presidential appointees without informing Congress.
    The EPA has said Pruitt needed the privacy booth to make secure phone calls with President Donald Trump and others without fear of eavesdropping. The privacy booth is among several unusual security precautions taken by Pruitt that are now under scrutiny. He's had his office swept for secret listening devices and installed biometric locks.
    
 

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