House Oversight Committee to interview Pruitt’s head of security: report

House Oversight Committee to interview Pruitt’s head of security: report
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The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is expected to interview the head of security for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittOvernight Energy: Court rejects new effort to stop kids' climate lawsuit | Baltimore is latest city to sue over climate change | EPA staffers worried about toxic chemical in Pruitt's desk Pruitt staffers worried about toxic chemical in his desk Andrew Wheeler must reverse damage to American heartland MORE on Wednesday, ABC News reported.

Pasquale “Nino” Perrotta currently leads Pruitt’s million-dollar 24-hour security detail, which is currently under investigation by Congress and ethics officials. 

Perrotta is reportedly responsible for the expansion of Pruitt’s security detail, and approved the director’s costly and controversial first-class travel. 

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The former Secret Service agent also allegedly orchestrated the installation of a $43,000 soundproof booth in Pruitt’s office that was deemed illegal by the Government Accountability Office. 

Politico reported last month that Perrotta vetoed concerns from EPA staffers that Pruitt’s spending practices were inappropriate.

An EPA spokesman did not respond to request for comment from ABC News.

However, Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdySunday shows preview: Questions linger over Trump-Putin summit Will Congress ever hold our federal agencies accountable for contempt? Dem lawmaker calls on House to subpoena American translator from Trump-Putin meeting MORE (R-S.C.) confirmed on Sunday’s “Face the Nation” that interviews were being scheduled with Perrotta and other top Pruitt aides.