EPA chief Pruitt addresses criticism in Fox News interview

EPA chief Pruitt addresses criticism in Fox News interview


>>♪ ♪>>Martha: SCOTT PRUITT IS THE LATEST TRUMP CABINENT MEMBER UNDER FIRE FOR CONFLICT OF INTEREST ISSUES AND QUESTIONABLE RAISES GIVEN TO FRIENDS FROM OKLAHOMA WHO WORK IN HIS DEPARTMENT. IN AN EXPLOSIVE INTERVIEW WITH ED HENRY, PRUITT IS FIRING BACK AT CRITICS AND DEFENDING HIM. HERE IS ED HENRY WHO SAT DOWN WITH THE EMBATTLED EPA CHIEF EARLIER TODAY.>>SCOTT PRUITT SAID PEOPLE ON THE LEFT ARE TRYING TO DESTROY HIM BECAUSE HE’S ROLLED BACK ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS AND THAT’S SAVING TAXPAYER A BILLION DOLLARS. HE IS RIGHT THE LEFT IS OUT TO GET HIM. THEY HAVE A DROP PRUITT WEBSITE TRYING TO TAKE HIM OUT. HE IS GIVING THE LEFT AND NOW THE RIGHT SOME FODDER. SOME HOUSE REPUBLICANS ARE CALLING FOR HIM TO BE FIRED OR RESIGN BECAUSE HE’S BEEN SPENDING TAXPAYER MONEY A LOT. PRICEY TRIPS. LOOKING AT LEASING A PRIVATE JET FOR $100,000. THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO KEEP HIM IN THE CABINET.>>WHY DID YOU GIVE PAY RAISES TO TWO STAFFERS?>>I DIDN’T. MY STAFF DID.>>WHO DID IT?>>THERE WILL BE ACCOUNTABILITY.>>YOU DON’T KNOW WHO DID IT>>I I FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS YESTERDAY. I CORRECTED THE ACTION. WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF FINDING OUT HOW IT TOOK PLACE.>>BOTH OF THESE STAFFERS WHO GOT THESE LARGE PAY RAISES ARE FROM OKLAHOMA AND ARE FRIENDS OF YOU. YOU DIDN’T KNOW THEY GOT THE PAY RAISES?>>I DIDN’T KNOW UNTIL YESTERDAY.>>ONE RAISE WAS $56,000. THE MEDIAN AVERAGE IS $57,000.>>THEY DIDN’T GET A PAY RAISE.>>THEY DID?>>I STOPPED THAT YESTERDAY.>>YOU ARE EMBARRASSED?>>IT SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED. THE OFFICIALS THAT WERE INVOLVED IN THAT PROCESS SHOULD NOT HAVE DONE WHAT THEY DID.>>PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID HE WOULD DRAIN THE SWAMP. IS THAT RENTING AN APARTMENT FROM THE WIFE OF A WASHINGTON LOBBYIST?>>I DON’T THINK THAT’S REMOTELY FAIR TO ASK THAT QUESTION.>>WHY DID YOU ACCEPT $50 A NIGHT TO RENT A CONDO FROM THE WIFE OF A WASHINGTON LOBBYIST?>>LET’S TALK ABOUT THAT. THAT WAS REVIEWED BY OFFICIALS.>>YOU ARE RENTING IT FROM A WIFE LOBBYIST. A MAJOR LOBBYING COMPERM. — FIRM. EXXON-MOBILE IS THEIR CLIENT.>>MR. HART HAS NO CLIENT THAT HAS BUSINESS BEFORE THIS AGENCY. HE IS A MEMBER OF A LAW FIRM. TO TAKE HIS RELATIONSHIP –>>YOU ARE NOT ANSWERING THE QUESTION.>>WHEN I WAS NOT THERE, THE LANDLORD HAD ACCESS TO THE FACILITY. WHEN I WAS THERE, I ONLY HAD ACCESS TO A ROOM. THAT WERE COMMON AREAS. THEY USED THE FACILITY THE SAME TIME I WAS THERE.>>BUT THAT’S A SWEETHEART DEAL.>>NO IT’S NOT.>>YOUR HOUSE IN OKLAHOMA YOU PAY A MORTGAGE ON THAT. WHEN YOU DON’T SLEEP THERE, YOU STILL PAY THE MORTGAGE?>>YES. THIS IS A TREMENDOUS DIFFERENCE. I WAS NOT USING THE FACILITY WHEN I WAS NOT THERE.>>IF I PAY RENT IN WASHINGTON OVER $2,000 A MONTH FOR A 1-BEDROOM APARTMENT.>>[OVERLAPPING TALKING].>>THERE WERE ACCOUNTS DONE. YOU CAN GO ON CRAIG’S LIST TODAY. IT SHOWS RENTALS FOR ONE BEDROOM OF LESS THAN $1,000. NEAR CAPITOL HILL.>>I HAVE NEVER HEARD THAT AND I LIVED IN WASHINGTON OVER 25 YEARS.>>THEY SAID IN MARCH OF THIS YEAR AFTER YOU MOVED OUT, RIGHT?>>I MOVED OUT OF THIS PLACE LAST SUMMER.>>YOU GOT THE ETHICES LETTER THIS YEAR.>>BECAUSE THERE WAS A QUESTION MADE. WHY DOES IT MATTER WHEN THE ETHICES OFFICIALS LOOK AT THE LEASE?>>THE PRESIDENT GAVE YOU A LOT OF CREDIT FOR CUTTING REGULATIONS. BUT YOU ALSO HAVE GOTTEN INTO A LOT OF TROUBLE. YOU SAID THIS IS A TOXIC ENVIRONMENT. DO YOU TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY MISTAKES YOU MADE IN WASHINGTON?>>FIRST, THE REFORMS.

100 thoughts to “EPA chief Pruitt addresses criticism in Fox News interview”

  1. Try spending your money and keeping your jobs when there is no environment left to supply food or clean drinking water. This guy is the absolute worst. All those paid for politicians doing the work of the fossil fuel co's should be in jail.

  2. I stopped watching Fox all together skipping the channel entirely due to Fox being soft on asking hard question about how our hard earned money is being spent, but this guy has my respect. He asked real questions and didn’t back down 🤗 I was proud to see someone @ Fox hold these people accountable for their crap. Lord knows it won't be Hannity

  3. One of the few Fox News interviews that I've seen that didn't result in softball questions. Ed Henry did a very good job even if he didn't get most of his questions answered. Scott Pruitt sounds like a liar and acts like a coward when he can't even admit his wrong doing and instead blames his staff.

  4. It'll cost a lot more than $50 to fumigate the place! Butt don't worry – Shithole will get the tax payer to foot the bill if they stay at one of his rathole hotels.

  5. Those damn liberals made him give his appointees pay raises. They also made him get a sweet deal on a place in DC. CROOKED CRAFTY LIBERALS!!! Omg 😮

  6. It doesnt get any more swampy then this PIG.. Trump should punch this pig in his face..

  7. Fair play to Ed Henry. That was a great interview. Other US journalists should take note. This is the kind of accountability all US officials should be put through.

  8. Poor guy, he thought that he was as uncountable as Trump for sucking heartily at the public teat and enriching his friends. And please don't say that this is Fox News displaying some backbone, this is a hit job done by Hannity for Trump who wants Pruitt out.

  9. Why don't any conservatives call out Trump for his weekly trips to Mar-a-Lago, the money, resources and effect on the local economy is enormous. Trump said he wouldn't leave Washington he would be so busy.

  10. The "(Republican criminal cartel)" is doing exactly what anyone with a functioning brain knows they intended to do from day one, "rob the American people any way they can". The useful idiot in the White House, AKA (S- – – for brains) is facilitating the most vile aspects of their twisted view of government. That is, to get rid of all the cops, while you rob the bank, deflower the virgins, dump your trash, and hide the loot. (S- – – for brains aka "Chump") loves the fact that his administration is the most corrupt, most destructive, most diabolical, most incompetent, treasonous administration in history. That's amazing Considering the murderous insanity, and grand theft of the Bush / Cheney fiasco. It's really saying a lot. "Captain chaos", will keep the degenerate "thief", and "errand boy" (Scott "the maggot" Pruitt) around as a diversion from his Own criminal vulnerability. His public image rating is somewhere between cock roaches, and ring worms. Make no mistake, about the nature, and intent of the (Republican leadership) in congress, the lunatics in the (Tea party) , the (freedom caucus), the sniveling, coward, lying thieves, and reprobate whores for the Koch brothers, and Robert Mercer et al., The right wing lunatic fringe are out of control, beyond the pale, off the reservation. They must be stopped by any means necessary as a matter of collective self defense. This is an emergency. We are under attack from an ( international criminal cartel ).The (Republican criminal cartel) and (Vladimir Putin) have breached the city gates. They are proceeding to sack it, and burn it to the ground.

  11. I am surprised, and impressed, by the way this interviewer sticks it to Pruitt and doesn't let up. Even more surprised it is a Fox interviewer on a Trump cabinet member. Well done!

  12. I never would expect this type of interview from fox however they couldn’t withhold these types of questions because of the actions of Pruitt. It was well done

  13. Another Bleached Head trying to make out what she knows nothing about. This little Piggy went to the EPA with false pretenses concerning cleaning up the swamp. All this little Pig has done is exactly what Conservatives always do, Do The Opposite. And of course he has no idea how his staff after such a small amount of time on the Job got hefty raises for their lack of service. Between him and the rest of Fat Nixon's appointees, they have proven to US that they are liars and cheaters whom have taken this opportunity to rap and pillage this great Nation. Not to govern mind you, to take what's not theirs to have. Evangelicals are just Hypocrites in guise. They say one thing, then they do the other. All Hail the Covfefe Party. Usurper Fat Nixon. Hell's Bells, y'all.

  14. Wow…..this can't be FOX …….must be CNN…….this guy is scum so he should do well under Trump…..

  15. Trump hires Pruitt after Carl Icahn told him to. Pruitt goes to Paris and then Morocco with his entire $taff to pressure Morocco to start importing natural gas from the US. The ONLY US facility that exports natural gas is owned by Carl Icahn.
    The TRUMP SWAMP is a REFLECTION of the WHITE HOUSE.

  16. FU Fox!! Such BS journalists!! The only reason why this interview happened is because this guys on his way out!

  17. The son of a wealthy steakhouse owner, Scott caters only to lobbyists and denies scientific evidence. He has no background in science whatsoever and should not be involved w/the EPA

  18. Well, if this Pruitt makes it to Heaven then the Million and Half Blacks accused of lesser crimes and sentenced to be in U.S. Prisons, even with the other tens of millions released for such things and who are out of prisons and exist with continued penalties which are not limited to: ruined families, careers, and no hope for or limited employment will make it to Heaven on as shoo'in! In comparison to this gangster, they are more innocent and will have their prayers long heard before him! What is a crook, a thief, a liar a conspirator, a cheat, a death dealer, etc. in this definition of baloney? If there are no laws for these" kinds" who are above the laws of the U.S.A. then why does Law Enforcement or Judges exist in this Country? And the President wants to fire his buddy Jeff Sessions and put this guy in as the New Attorney General who will fire Law Enforcement Investigator Mueller? Then how can Law Enforcement be anything other than acting out the dreams of Thugs? Then who are the sell outs? I don't need to tell anyone what evil they see here for themselves. We can see it for ourselves that Christain prophecies are coming true! WOW! Unless men repent and change their lives these evil men with evil designs can do evil things without constraint and have but one result for the Nation: that of destruction, division, public distrust of officials and spread to the populace that they need to look out for themselves. Oh Well, that's what this news tells me.

  19. he has to go look at his spending has to fly first class hires private security and he spends 150000 on security for his vacation and over spending every were WTF is there any question this swamp rat rip off has to go he is just out to fuck us trump do you job

  20. When referring to his Oklahoma buddies getting exorbitant pay raises, "They serve a very important person" (1:50 – 1:55). He's talking about himself here. Does that not strike anyone as being at the very least imperious and probably pathologically narcissistic?

  21. Ed Henry does a hatch job on the most effective member of Trump's Cabinet. The interviewer is rude and does not listen to answers. Cheap, irrelevant questions from Henry about Pruit's comments about Trump in 2016? Really? It is 2018. Is this more important than cheaper energy and lower taxes? What really matters is results and Pruitt is getting them.

  22. First, "Fox News" asking non-softball questions (wow) and how long will Ed Henry have a job at Fox?

  23. What a lying sack of shit! Pissing away taxpayer money, what a whore! On December 9th 2017, EPA chief flies first class to Morocco with seven staffers and security detail, with a two day layover in Paris on the taxpayer dime, to promote the sale on liquified natural gas to Morocco on behalf of Carl Icahn who was Trump's former regulatory advisor who was forced out over conflicts of interest. What does the sale of liquified natural gas have to do with the EPA?????

  24. Im surprised Fox is eating one of their own. I usually dont watch fox for the same reason I dont eat out of the toilet.

  25. Excellent work, Ed. Pruitt's a known dirty, corrupt liar in Oklahoma. Throw him down a newly created earthquake faultline pit full of wastewater and dirty shale oil.

  26. A cabinet member rents air bnb style not worried that While he's away, the owner can go through all his files.

  27. $3 million on a 20 man round the clock security detail and first class travel. Though he has NOT received one death threat. He considers porters a death threat. Typical cuntservative, using our nation as a personal ATM.

  28. There are no boundaries anymore.
    Pruitt using oil lobbyists apartment. Three million for a 20 man security detail. Really? First Class jaunts every week…..touching base with the lobbyists. It's like walking dead response…..nothing matters. My son just graduated military academy, I see weakness and chaos in D C …..to say I'm worrying about my son…… hell ya !

  29. What's all the fuss regarding Pruitt spending? He spends $50 for one night, whereas Trump spends $130-150K for one night and gets spanked. Pruitt sounds fiscally responsible to me.

  30. This Fox guy is relishing a good chance to dig in on a legitimate interview. Good job guy. Pruitt comes off as such a liar. He won't even take responsibility.

  31. This guy is an unapologetic grifter and woefully incompetent! Pruitt is simply an enemy to all that the EPA is designed to represent and protect. He should never have even been considered for heading the EPA let alone confirmed. He is the epitome of the worst of the Swamp! Morally bankrupt and corrupt beyond belief!! #Pruittmustgonow

  32. Fake Fox News, this is the last coverage of this dirty Pruitt. Fox is not covering any scandal caused by this dirt bag.

  33. I can't believe you guys are this dumb to support someone whose sued them several times and has accomplished nothing since he's been the leader.
    Even a conservative will have to acknowledge he's done nothing with his time in power.
    Nothing!

  34. "I will throw the first party of my life when Scott Pruitt goes to jail for all his misdeeds.
    Or put a * in my head if he gets off scott free and this has become the world we live in…"
    – signed by some American you don't give a shit about.

  35. Toxic environment? Pruitt is the one responsible for the toxic environment by letting corporations pour their dirty waste into the air and waterways

  36. *(E)xpensive (P)ruitt (A)gency:

    Condo Deal: $50/night

    12 Pens: $1,560

    Journals: $1,670

    Trump Hotel Mattress: $1,750

    Private 40-min flight: $5,719

    PR: $6,500

    Chik fil A Franchise: $10K

    Phone Booth: $43K

    2 Desks: $70K

    Friends’ Pay Raises: $85K

    Italy Trip: $120K

    Security: $3.5M*

  37. dear republicans we are winning!!! Praying to god for our great president!!!! We are about to bend this country over and stick it from behind. Mr. Pruitt, you are the best !!!! No one can do as much damage to this country as you did-love it. Keep doing the great job- you are the best. Hang there for just a little longer and our American kids will be living in the shit hole. GOP -the best. I will be voting cockservative, oh sorry, conservative in November. MAGA!!!!!

  38. Scott Pruitt is the second most corrupt member of the Trump administration. It is not unusual for a cabinet member to try to emulate the President's behavior. He has a long way to go to match the misdeeds of the fool Trump, however.

  39. IT'S NOT "THE LEFT" AGAINST HIM – IT'S AMERICANS WHO WANT SAFE DRINKING WATER, SAFE WORKING CONDITIONS, A CLEAN AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT TO LIVE IN – BESIDES THAT – HE'S A BLATANT GRIFTER!!! RIPPING OFF AMERICAN TAX PAYERS BY SPENDING FOR HIS PERSONAL BENEFIT!!! AND THEN HE TRIED TO GET HIS PATHETIC WIFE A JOB?!?!?!? BECAUSE SHE DOESN'T HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO GET HER OWN???? YEAH, IT WAS WAY OVERTIME FOR PRUIT TO "RESIGN".

  40. In this asinine interview, Henry repeatedly asks Pruitt a question and then interrupts him before he can answer.

  41. Just like everyone else who has kissed Trump's ASS, including all the FOX NEWS staff, they all realize that his ass is addictively sweet like crack.

  42. This is GREAT!! one corrupt idiot gone and a Trump hating corrupt idiot takes Pruitt's place. Andrew Wheeler, the acting EPA administrator, Openly, publicly stated that Trump didn't answer politics and was a failure at Business. Trump "knows the greatest people"

  43. Scott Pruitt will LIE straight in your face!!
    Scott Pruitt is, for sure, the slimiest of swamp creatures endorsed and fully supported by POS Trump… Talking about Birds of a feather… Sheeeesh

  44. Trump supporters, YOU'VE BEEN HAD. anybody with minimal critical thinking skills and a bit of objectivity could see that Trump is a fraud who could give two flityying shits about the working folk. You deserve whatever happens to you all because the entire country will suffer because of your stupid vote.

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