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For those who missed it, Pruitt had a sound-proof “privacy booth” (phone booth) installed in his office at the EPA. He claims he needs security because he is under threat, but he wants a soundproof booth where he could scream for help and no one would hear? What did he want it for? The EPA handles virtually no classified information and they have a special location in the basement for that. So, what is he hiding?

Given his track record it appears to be for secretive discussions with polluters. VOA news reported that it was so that he could have “private conversations about agency business….” https://www.voanews.com/a/us-watchdog-attacks-bill-for-official-soundproof-booth/4350355.html The Guardian reported in early 2017: “The documents show that Pruitt, while Oklahoma attorney general, acted in close concert with oil and gas companies to challenge environmental regulations,...” See: “New EPA head Scott Pruitt’s emails reveal close ties with…

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via What Does Trump EPA’s Scott Pruitt Need A Soundproof “Privacy Booth” For?

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11 thoughts on “What Does Trump EPA’s Scott Pruitt Need A Soundproof “Privacy Booth” For?

  1. The moment I read the title of this article, the Cone of Silence from “Get Smart” came to mind. But the question as to why Pruitt needs one is yet to be answered.

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    • I had the same recollection, Barry. I guess us old folks are showing our age!

      Pruitt’s motivations for secrecy are plainly evident. He’s been in bed with the fossil fuel industry for a long time. I’ll be posting another story on that later today.

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  2. Why does he want such a booth? Because he wants it. And because he’s buddies with tRumpsky, what he wants, he gets. Financial impact? Who cares? It’s just the people’s money.

    P.S. Private conversations about agency business? HA! More like private conversations with hookers or money launderers.

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