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EPA chief blames ‘everyone but himself’ at hearing

Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, has blamed the media for what he says are fictional stories regarding ethical lapses under his tenure.

In a Congressional hearing, the embattled EPA head said the media—and his opposition critics—were trying to “derail” president Donald Trump’s agenda by drawing attention to Pruitt‘s use of first-class flights, private phone-booths, a 24-hour security detail and an apartment owned by an energy lobbyist’s wife.

At the 26 April hearing, Pruitt said that the attacks were an attempt to divert the nation’s attention from the EPA’s "good work".

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