Democrats ask Justice, FBI for criminal corruption probe into EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

by Ledyard King, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — Several House Democrats are asking the FBI and the Justice Department to investigate EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt for potentially criminal behavior, including reportedly having an aide contact Chick-fil-A to see whether his wife could become a franchisee for the fast food restaurant.

A letter from the lawmakers sent Friday asks FBI Director Christopher Wray and Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan to look into whether Pruitt, the former attorney general for Oklahoma, broke federal anti-corruption laws.
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