Trump’s EPA Pruitt lied to Congress about his personal email account. When does the lying to Congress stop in the Trump administration?
Yet several of Pruitt’s official emails, released in a lawsuit in Oklahoma, were copied to his personal email — an Apple account that was partially blacked out before being released.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said:
“Lo and behold, the documents Scott Pruitt wanted to keep hidden have confirmed our suspicion that he used his personal email address to conduct official state business and that he was not honest with the Senate about this during his confirmation process.”
When asked whether he had ever used a private email account while on the job, Pruitt told the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee:
“I use only my official OAG email address and government-issued phone to conduct official business.”