On Sun, 8 Apr 2018 00:16:10 -0400, M.I.Wakefield says...
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EPA Says 'Unprecedented' Number Of Death Threats Against Pruitt
"According to EPA's Assistant Inspector General, Scott Pruitt has faced an
unprecedented amount of death threats against him and his family," agency
spokesman Jahan Wilcox said late Friday. "Americans should all agree that
members of the president's Cabinet should be kept safe from these violent
A reporter filed a FOIA request with the EPA for any records of death
threats made against Scott Pruitt.
According to the EPA, "unprecedented" is apparently a number less than one.
So, the EPA's Assistant Inspector General is a liar. Got a cite for that?
Patrick Sullivan, the EPA's assistant inspector general for investigation,
told CNN that Pruitt has four to five times the amount of death threats as
former EPA chief Gina McCarthy." - CNN
"He declined to provide the specific numbers of threats against
Pruitt." - CNN
So, if Gina McCarthy had none, THEN he'd have none. Was Ms. McCarthy EVER
threatened? I'm SURE she was.
But that's not the case, now is it?
Go ahead... call Scott Pruitt a liar. I looked him up on Twitter. I'll
tell him you said so, because you're too chicken shit to tell him
"Sullivan's office is responsible for investigating the threats made
So... Sullivan's making this shit up, JUST so Pruitt can fly first class?
(CNN) Scott Pruitt, the top federal official responsible for protecting
the environment, is surrounded 24/7 by a cadre of agents because of the
high number of threats against him.
The around-the-clock protection, described to CNN in recent months by
federal officials, is an unprecedented level of security for the
Environmental Protection Agency administrator. But the agency's inspector
general's office said Pruitt, a controversial pick to lead the agency, is
attracting an unusually large number of threats to his safety.
"We have at least four times -- four to five times the number of threats
against Mr. Pruitt than we had against Ms. [Gina] McCarthy," said Patrick
Sullivan, EPA's assistant inspector general for investigations, referring
to Pruitt's predecessor during the Obama administration. He declined to
provide the specific numbers of threats against Pruitt.
"They run the variety of direct death threats -- 'I'm going to put a
bullet in your brain' -- to implied threats -- 'if you don't classify this
particular chemical in this particular way, I'm going to hurt you,'"
Sullivan told CNN in an interview. "Then there's implied threats -- like
they say in New York, with the mafia: 'If you come after me and my family,
I'll come after you and your family.'"
Sullivan's office is responsible for investigating the threats made
The Washington Post first reported on Pruitt's security detail Wednesday.
CNN reached out to EPA for comment on this story but did not receive a
The EPA's Criminal Investigation Division is providing Pruitt's 24/7
security detail, a labor-intensive responsibility that has resulted in
special agents being pulled from their regular posts investigating
environmental crimes. These agents are armed federal law enforcement
officers who typically investigate cases such as the dumping of hazardous
waste, improper disposal of dangerous substances like asbestos, and
pollution of drinking water. Some are former FBI agents.
The EPA's Inspector General's Office said it has been asked to investigate
whether Pruitt's security detail is a proper use of environmental
enforcement officers, and whether the practice detracts from the agency's
mission of cracking down on environmental crimes. Citing its policy, the
Inspector General's Office declined to say whether it was investigating
No previous EPA chief has ever received a 24/7 security detail, the
Inspector General's Office said.
McCarthy was accompanied by security personnel during the workday only,
and occasionally on overseas travel.
Christine Todd Whitman, who held the role under President George W. Bush,
told CNN she frequently "walked to work at the EPA by myself."
"I had no security at until after September 11, and that was only during
travel," Whitman said.
Whitman criticized Pruitt's request for an expensive security detail while
he also proposes deep cuts to the agency's budget.
"If he has had enough serious death threats, then he shouldn't have
proposed the deep cuts to the EPA budget because he needs those people to
go after the bad actors," she said in an interview. "What worries me is if
these people are being used for protecting him, they are not cracking down
on environmental crimes being committed by companies."
Wanna make a Conservative mad? Tell him a lie.
Wanna make a Liberal mad? Tell him the truth about shithole countries
where most of their voters are from.