Embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt reportedly lobbied Trump to fire Jeff Sessions so he could run the Justice Department


Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt reportedly lobbied President Donald Trump to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions and temporarily appoint him to run the Justice Department.According to a CNN report published Tuesday night, Pruitt wanted to run the DOJ temporarily under the Vacancies Reform Act, which would have allowed him to stay in the post for as many as 210 days. He would return to Oklahoma to run for office.Pruitt reportedly appealed to Trump in the spring and asked to replace the attorney general for 210 days under the Vacancies Reform Act, after which he would return to his home state of Oklahoma and run for office.Trump’s advisers reportedly balked at Pruitt’s suggestion, even though it came around the same time Trump was publicly railing against Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation.

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt reportedly lobbied President Donald Trump to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions and temporarily appoint him to run the Justice Department.

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