The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Inspector General has been formally requested to investigate EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s “waste, fraud and abuse” in the construction of a secure, soundproof communications booth in Pruitt’s office.
OK Energy Today reported on September 28 about Pruitt’s plans to install the $25,000 privacy cube. But three Democratic senior members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have called for an investigation into the approval of the secured communications area.
In a letter dated October 5, 2017, U.S. Reps. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-New Jersey), Paul Tonko (D-New York) and Diana DeGette (D-Colorado) are seeking an internal investigation into the construction because “EPA headquarters reportedly already has a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) on another floor of the building.”
Americans “have a right to know if Administrator Pruitt is wasting taxpayer money on duplicative and unnecessary purchases for his office,” they wrote in the letter.
The letter can be viewed here.