The official, describing Team Trump's feeling about Pruitt, wondered whether he would still hold his job as he could crop up in Democratic candidates' ads hitting the president's "swamp", CNN reported Wednesday.
"I think the most grievous threat that we have today is this imperialistic judiciary, this judicial monarchy that has it wrong on what the First Amendment's about and has an objective to create religious sterility in the public square, which is wholly inconsistent with the Founding Fathers' view", Pruitt warned.
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Some suggested that he might do the same to Cohen, long considered Trump's "fixer", but there is an apparent rift between the two. Of the celebrities that have verbally opposed Donald Trump as President, Sacha Baron Cohen is arguably among the loudest.
Facing ever-growing scandals over the spending and behavior of his environment agency chief, Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump appears close to firing the man he appointed to dismantle Barack Obama's green legacy.
And while they didn't name Pruitt outright, actor Mike Birbiglia mocked Trump's initial decision to hire him and Patricia Arquette said "The Earth just breathed a sigh of relief".
Chmielewski again comes through with the details: "EPA staffers met routinely in Pruitt's office to 'scrub, ' alter or remove from Pruitt's official calendar numerous records because they might 'look bad, ' according to Kevin Chmielewski, Pruitt's former deputy chief of staff for operations, who attended the meetings". One of his biggest clients was Murray Energy, which is one of the largest coal companies in the country. "We have made tremendous progress and the future of the EPA is very bright", Trump wrote.
The president added that he has "no doubt that Andy will continue on with our great and lasting EPA agenda".
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However, he took issue with President Trump's statement that he planned to discuss Crimea with President Putin there. The US senators are due to meet with the upper house of the Russian parliament later Tuesday.
Despite the scandals, Trump has been approving of Pruitt's efforts to reduce regulations that the administration says curb business growth.
In recent weeks, an exodus of trusted staffers left Pruitt increasingly isolated, and some once-loyal Republican lawmakers wearied of defending him.
Some of the ethics accusations involved jobs for Pruitt's wife.
Although Pruitt has always been known for his high-profile appearances dating back to his successful run for Oklahoma attorney general, reports paint Wheeler as a quieter political actor. In addition, he was formerly chief of staff to Sen. Since then, he has lobbied for various energy industries, including the coal industries.
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But, Axel Witsel's presence in midfield is vital, meaning Mertens remains the only expendable player in attack. They've only gone out twice at this stage in that run (vs France in 2006 and vs the Netherlands in 2010).
Michael Mikulka, president of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 704, which represents some EPA workers in the Midwest, said Wheeler "has the potential to be just as destructive". The person in charge of the EPA's FOIA staff, which has slow-walked and obstructed FOIA requests, is a political ally of Pruitt's and the former treasurer of his PAC. Inhofe expressed his support for his former staffer on Thursday, calling Wheeler "the ideal choice" to serve as acting EPA administrator. All tolerated because Trump liked his zealotry.