US President Donald Trump provided ambiguous support Tuesday to his environment minister, Scott Pruitt, whose travel at taxpayer expense and a very advantageous lease to Washington are scrutinized in Congress, a elected by the majority calling for his resignation.
"I hope he will be fine," the White House leader told reporters without confirming whether he still supported his minister.
Scott Pruitt has for several months been accused of excessive use of Government fleet aircraft or first class tickets on scheduled routes.
A trip to Italy for a meeting of Ministers of the United States G7 and a private tour of the Vatican cost $ 120,000 last summer for Scott Pruitt, EPA advisers and his bodyguards, according to CBS.
The EPA is hammering out all the dice have complied with the internal validation rules.
But these revelations add to others regarding other Trump government ministers and Democrats from a congressional oversight committee have denounced the Trump administration's "extravagant airlift spending," demanding
The Republican-controlled House Committee opened an inquiry last September into the whole range of travel practices of the administration.
Scott Pruitt is also in the crosshairs of Democrats and associations after the revelation that he was paying only $ 50 a night to rent a three-bedroom apartment near the Capitol, partially owned by a Washington lobbyist. The lobbyist's husband is also the president of a major lobbying firm, one of whom was given EPA approval for an oil pipeline last year.
The firm, Williams & Jensen, said in the New York Times that he had not intervened in this matter, and the EPA denied any connection.
Two elected Democrats wrote to the Inspector General of the EPA asking him to to open an inquiry, because not only was the price of $ 50 per night below market price, but Scott Pruitt only paid for the nights he actually spent in the apartment.
"Clauses (of lease) were so in favor of Pruitt that such a lease does not even exist on the market for ordinary citizens, "said representatives Ted Lieu and Don Beyer.
And a Republican representative, Carlos Curbelo, even called on Tuesday for the resignation of the administrator of the EPA, who has rank of minister in the government am
"Apart from our political differences, Scott Pruitt's corruption scandals are a shame for the administration, and his behavior represents a profound lack of respect for American taxpayers. It is time for him to resign or for the president to oust him, "tweeted the elected representative of the majority.