"Outstanding? Instead of protecting our air and water (Scott Pruitt) gave polluters unprecedented influence and access to the EPA", he said in response to Trump's praise of the outgoing EPA chief. On Tuesday, CNN reported that Pruitt had asked Trump to let him replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Justice Department; Pruitt denied the report. Some of the ethics accusations involved jobs for Pruitt's wife.
Trump plans to meet with Putin one-on-one, without aides US president Donald Trump greets supporters during a campaign rally at Four Seasons Arena on July 5, 2018 in Great Falls, Montana. They make it impossible to do business in Europe, and yet they come in and they sell their Mercedes and their BMWs to us.
Pruitt has been buffeted by numerous revelations about extravagant spending, including $1,560 for a dozen fountain pens, $3,000 on "tactical pants" and "tactical polos", $43,000 on a soundproof phone booth for his office and $120,000 on a trip to Italy. His deputy, Andrew Wheeler, is taking over as acting director.
"Clear-eyed leadership at EPA could help prevent the carbon bubble we are headed for as fossil fuel reserves end up stranded and potentially trillions of dollars get wiped off energy company books", Whitehouse said in a statement emailed to NPR. Here's what you need to know about Wheeler's background as he takes over the agency tasked with preserving the country's environment and natural resources. More recently, he was caught courting oil execs to work in his administration and setting up a fake calendar to hide how much of his schedule was devoted to meeting with industries.
During his time as a congressional staffer, Wheeler worked as a senior aide to Republican Sen. "Americans will not tolerate another EPA administrator whose primary goal is to fight the core mission of the EPA". "I applaud President Trump for placing him in this position". Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned a year ago after it was reported he spent taxpayer funds on charter flights. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin was sacked in March amid questionable travel charges and a growing rebellion in his agency about the privatization of medical care.
U.S. allies are upset with Trump after he imposed a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum. The country has a lot at stake in the face of USA protectionism, and this is not the first time Rutte has made that clear.
However, critics say there is not enough evidence to support the claim that the chemicals are bad for coral reefs. Between 6,000 and 14,000 tons of sunscreen are released onto coral reefs every year, a 2015 paper found .
Trump insisted the talks are moving "very quickly" and that he believed North Korea is serious about total denuclearization. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited the special economic zone of Sinuiju. on the North Korean border with China.
The administration is now fighting in court for the ability to indefinitely detain kids with their parents. As a result, children of those apprehended would be taken from the parents and detained separately.
On your marks, get set. how long till the liberal media and snowflakes start taking shots at the great Bill Shine? Shine was never personally accused of harassment, but multiple women accused him of defending the men who were.
Euan Holden has since taken to Twitter to say he knew Blair and her boyfriend were taking photos , and he is amused by the saga. The entire thread is filled with update after update about two strangers who were forced to sit next to one another on a plane.
The Skripals spent weeks in critical condition after being attacked in the southwest England city of Salisbury in March. Scientists say there's no easy way to use technology to locate the container thought to be the source of the Novichok .
The handsets battery size is expected to be as high as possible, given the massive screen the Galaxy X will have - 7.3-inch. Some reports have claimed the foldable smartphone from Samsung may cost around $1,850 (roughly Rs. 1,27,200 ).
The cooler tone towards Mr Pruitt recalls the changing attitude to other cabinet members who have been dismissed by the president. Pruitt's unethical, and at times, possibly illegal behavior to go unchecked", the DE senator said in a lengthy statement .
Sounds Like Meghan Markle Has Adopted British Accent
For her first royal engagement as the Duchess of Sussex , Meghan's tights were very noticeable beneath her sheer Goat dress. It's the first time Meghan has worn a bright colour on an engagement with Harry since their marriage in May.
Trudeau denies sexually assaulting reporter in 2000
After removing Kent Hehr from the cabinet for similar allegations, Trudeau himself may be fighting for his political career. I'm responsible for my side of the interaction, which certainly as I said, I don't feel was in any way untoward".
US job growth strong; unemployment rate rises to 4 per cent
It was 14.5 per cent in May, but 15.5 per cent in June. "This generates a rising standard of living and strong income growth". The unemployment rate ticked up to 4% from 3.8%, but this was because more people entered the labour force looking for work.
Maradona apologises to Fifa over referee comments
Speaking to the press today, ahead of Saturday's quarter final against Sweden , Stones told reporters: "It was a odd game". Extra time ebbed and flowed with England finishing strongest and then prevailing 4-3 on penalties to send Colombia home.
Trump's Supreme Court Shortlist Narrows To 3 Finalists
The source said he would not be surprised if Trump firmed up his choice before leaving for a trip to Montana later on Thursday. Ted Cruz, a friend and ally of the Utah senator, wrote an op-ed for Fox News on Thursday arguing that Lee should be the pick.
Dad mauled to death by polar bear while protecting kids
The number of polar bears in the Western Hudson Bay region remains stable at around 840, according to polar bear experts. The patrol program allows trained participants to relocate a polar bear if it encroaches on a community.
56 people sick with parasite in Texas outbreak
Fruits and veggies like cilantro, pre-packed salad, basil and raspberries were listed among the most susceptible to the parasite. Texas health officials are trying to determine whether 56 cases of people getting sick from the parasite Cyclospora are related.