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: EPA to make formal decision on regulating drinking water contaminant | Utility to close coal plant despite Trump plea | Greens say climate is high on 2020 voters’ minds EPA to announce PFAS chemical regulation plans by end of year Court tosses challenge to EPA's exclusion of certain scientists from advisory boards 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. 


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 GowdyTrey Gowdy joins Fox News as a contributor Congress must take the next steps on federal criminal justice reforms Lynch testimony marks final interview of GOP-led probe MORE (R-S.C.) confirmed on Sunday’s “Face the Nation” that interviews were being scheduled with Perrotta and other top Pruitt aides.