Energy & Environment

EPA head’s daughter also lived at condo co-owned by top energy lobbyist’s wife: report

Greg Nash

The daughter of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt stayed in the second bedroom of his rental property while she interned at the White House last summer.

McKenna Pruitt reportedly stayed with her father at the $50-a-night condo he rented from the wife of a top energy lobbyist, ABC reported Friday.

{mosads}Between May and August 2017, Pruitt interned at the office of White House counsel Don McGahn, according to her LinkedIn page.

The latest news challenges previous reports that Scott Pruitt had lived in the townhouse alone and that the second bedroom had been unoccupied while he rented the space.

EPA spokesman Jahan Wilcox told The Hill that Pruitt moved out of the condo in July.

“While transitioning to Washington, Administrator Pruitt signed a lease to rent a bedroom in a condo and he moved out at the end of July,” Wilcox said in a statement.

The timeline suggests that Pruitt’s daughter stayed with him in the rental for three month’s time.

Previously, the EPA confirmed a Bloomberg Thursday night story that Pruitt had been renting the condo on a day-by-day basis, only paying for the nights he used the single bedroom. The EPA confirmed that Pruitt spent $6,100 on the condo during his time there, the equivalent of $50 a night.

The EPA did not respond to questions about what Pruitt’s daughter paid for her rent and if she too paid on a day-by-day basis during her months-long internship.

ABC News first reported the living arrangement on Thursday. The condo is reportedly owned by an LLC partially owned by Vicki Hart, the wife of J. Steven Hart, an energy lobbyist who represents clients in industries regulated by the EPA.

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