Pruitt Placed Single Call From His $43K Phone Booth

How many incoming calls the former EPA head received is unknown
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2018 10:00 AM CDT
A Wild Coda to the Story of Scott Pruitt
In this May 16, 2018, file photo, then-Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Scott Pruitt is no longer head of the Environmental Protection Agency, but the saga of his $43,000 phone booth isn't quite over. The Washington Post is out with one last financial tidbit courtesy of the Sierra Club, which sued the EPA to access records related to Pruitt. It learned, per Verizon phone logs, that Pruitt made a single outgoing call from the soundproof phone booth. The five-minute call was placed to the White House on Jan. 29. The EPA on Monday said it learned it couldn't provide the incoming call logs without subpoenaing Verizon, so any details on calls Pruitt may have received from the White House in the booth aren't available. (More Scott Pruitt stories.)

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