Report: Pruitt got help from lobbyists, donors to arrange travel

Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has recruited conservative activists, lobbyists, and GOP donors like Sheldon Adelson to help craft itineraries for a bucket list of at least a dozen countries he wanted to visit, The Washington Post reported Thursday, citing four people familiar with the matter. Pruitt allegedly drew up the list after he was confirmed as EPA chief last year, and told aides to find official reasons for the visits, recruiting the lobbyists and donors to help. Adelson assisted with the planning of a trip to Israel that Pruitt was set to take in February. That trip was canceled only a few days before Pruitt was scheduled to leave as Pruitt’s expensive travel habits came under scrutiny.

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