Daily Beast: Senate Banking Chair Mike Crapo Set Up Campaign Shop in Scott Pruitt’s Lobbyist Pad


The townhouse that served as a cut-rate rental pad for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt doubled as a veritable campaign headquarters for one of the most powerful chairman in the U.S. Senate.


“This arrangement raises all sorts of red flags,” said Brendan Fischer, the director of federal and FEC reform programs at the Campaign Legal Center. “The Harts gave Pruitt a cut-rate rental deal and gave Sen. Crapo a place to hold fundraisers, and meanwhile, their lobbying clients may have been asking Pruitt and Crapo for favors.”

“I’d also like to know what the agreement was between the Harts and Crapo’s campaign,” he added in an email. “Did Crapo and his staff call the Harts every time they used the condo to get let in, or did they have a key or access code to come and go as they pleased?”

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