Trump Says Pruitt Is ‘TOTALLY’ Under Siege

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump denied a report that EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is being considered for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ job, but noted that he is facing increasing criticism.

The EPA administrator’s status has come into question following a slate of damaging stories. He is accused of misusing taxpayer dollars including his consistent purchasing of first class airfare tickets on the public dime, possibly violating federal gifting laws by paying low market rent to an energy lobbyist while in Washington D.C. and giving two of his staffers pay raises despite objections from the White House.

Trump however expressed confidence in Pruitt Thursday saying “I do” when asked if he has confidence in his job. Other White House officials however have declined to say whether Pruitt’s status is secure in his job and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said his behavior is under review.