Report: Scott Pruitt Directly Asked Trump for Sessions’ Job

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt personally asked President Donald Trump to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions and give him his position, according to CNN. Pruitt reportedly spoke to the president in the Oval Office and suggested that he replace Sessions for 210 days under the Vacancies Reform Act before returning to Oklahoma to run for office. Trump reportedly floated Pruitt as a replacement for Sessions as recently as April. Advisers “shot down” the proposal. The administrator told Fox News on Tuesday that the report was “100 percent false” and said that he and Sessions were “friends.” Pruitt is the subject of at least 14 different federal probes into his spending and other behavior. A recent report said the EPA maintained secret schedules to keep certain events off of the official one.