Maplight: Ethics Experts Say Scott Pruitt Reimbursements Raise Questions About Double-Dipping
Oklahoma campaign finance records suggest Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt may have been reimbursed twice for items he purchased while serving as the state’s attorney general, experts say.
Brendan Fischer, a lawyer for the Washington, D.C.-based Campaign Legal Center, questioned the likelihood of Pruitt buying items from the same stores twice and arriving at identical totals.
“Every indication is that Pruitt was seeking reimbursement from both his campaign and Oklahoma taxpayers for these expenses,” Fischer said. “A politician can’t seek reimbursement from both their campaign and taxpayers for the same expense. Either he’s violated campaign finance laws, or he’s violated ethics laws.”