On Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump announced to the world that EPA head Scott Pruitt would be resigning, effective Friday.
The odds against Pruitt were just too much. The chief ethics officer of the EPA, who once defended Pruitt, said that a series of independent investigations would be needed into improprieties alleged against him.
Consistent with my obligations under Office of Government Ethics regulations, I have referred a number of those matters to EPA’s Inspector General and have provided ‘ready and active assistance’ to the Inspector General and his office,” said the letter, which was sent Wednesday by Mr. Minoli. A copy of the letter was obtained by The New York Times through a Freedom of Information request. “To the best of my knowledge, all of the matters that I have referred are either under consideration for acceptance or under active investigation.”
In total, Pruitt was facing 13 federal inquiries, including misuse of government funds, and improper management practices.
Below is the entire letter Scott Pruitt sent to President Trump, in which he adds that God himself made Trump president.
Notice how he did not apologize once for the accusations made against him, and instead blamed everyone for their “unrelenting attacks.”
Most of the letter has him telling Trump how great he is, and how he wishes he could serve him better.
“Mr. President, it has been an honor to serve you in the Cabinet as Administrator of the EPA. Truly, your confidence in me has blessed me personally and enabled me to advance your agenda beyond what anyone anticipated at the beginning of your Administration. Your courage, steadfastness and resolute commitment to get results for the American people, both with regard to improved environmental outcomes as well as historical regulatory reform, is in fact occurring at an unprecedented pace and I thank you for the opportunity to serve you and the American people in helping achieve those ends.
That is why is hard for me to advise you I am stepping down as Administrator of the EPA effective as of July 6. It is extremely difficult for me to cease serving you in this role first because I count it a blessing to be serving you in any capacity, but also, because of the transformative work that is occurring. However, the unrelenting attacks on me personally, my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us.
My desire in service to you has always been to bless you as you make important decisions for the American people. I believe you are serving as President today because of God’s providence. I believe that same providence brought me into your service. I pray as I have served you that I have blessed you and enabled you to effectively lead the American people. Thank you again Mr. President for the honor of serving you and I wish you Godspeed in all that you put your hand to.”