Associated Press: Senators Press Pruitt for Details on New Legal Defense Fund


Four Senate Democrats asked Scott Pruitt on Monday for details about a new legal defense fund to help the Environmental Protection Agency administrator as he weathers a series of federal ethics investigations. 


“They are very tricky entities and present potential for abuse,” Lawrence Noble, general director of the Campaign Legal Center and former general counsel to the Federal Election Commission, said of the defense funds for members of the executive branch. “There’s too much leeway in terms of what they allow.”

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