Kato Kaelin rejects comparison to Pruitt
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Kato Kaelin, the one-time houseguest of O.J. Simpson who testified at the former football star's murder trial, is responding to a Politico article in which a source compared Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittEPA looks to other statutes to expand scope of coming 'secret science' rule EPA ordered to reconsider New York efforts to tame downwind pollution OVERNIGHT ENERGY: EPA declines to tighten smog standards amid pressure from green groups | Democrats split on Trump plan to use development funds for nuclear projects| Russian mining giant reports another fuel spill in Arctic MORE to Kaelin over his controversial living situation.

The story, published Friday, details how Pruitt allegedly overstayed his welcome in a Washington, D.C., condo owned by the wife of a prominent lobbyist.

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Pruitt's stay at the condo has ignited controversy for the EPA chief. It was revealed late last month that he paid $50 a day to rent a room in the building, but only on nights when he stayed there.

"Scott Pruitt is the Kato Kaelin of Capitol Hill. He is the long-term house guest who takes advantage of his hosts and refuses to take a hint about when it’s time to leave," a source is quoted as saying in the article. 

That prompted a response from Kaelin himself.

Kaelin, an actor who was staying in Simpson’s guest house on the night Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were murdered, gained notoriety in 1995 after he testified in Simpson's trial.

The condo is owned by Vicki Hart, the wife of energy lobbyist Steve Hart, who represents clients in industries regulated by the EPA.