Scott Pruitt reportedly paid below market rate to live in home owned by energy industry lobbyist

The White House is reviewing the activities of the Environmental Protection Agency chief, Scott Pruitt, after reports he paid below the market rate to live in a condo owned by a lobbyist who deals with issues overseen by the agency, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing an unnamed White House official.

Pruitt has declined to comment on the rental arrangement reported last week and a spokesman for the agency on Friday defended his conduct and said the lease agreement was in line with federal ethical regulations.

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