Paranoid Pruitt spends taxpayer $$$ on "cone of silence". What's he hiding?

A representative from Acoustical Solutions said that the booth protects from eavesdroppers

Snider, who had previously facilitated SCIF contracts with federal agencies, said that the EPA's latest request was the first time that an agency commissioned a booth exclusively for the administrator's use.

The most expensive flight occurred on June 7, when Pruitt took a military jet from Andrews Air Force Base to Cincinnati, where President Trump was discussing his infrastructure plan. That trip cost $36,069.

In July, Pruitt flew on a private plane for official travel while visiting his home state of Oklahoma, CBS News reported.

Asked why Pruitt needed to fly on a private plane, the spokesperson said that it was a five-hour drive to Guymon and there were no commercially available flights. The flights around Oklahoma cost taxpayers more than $14,000.

In addition to those flights, Pruitt also flew on North Dakota's state aircraft on August 9 to participate in a roundtable at the University of North Dakota's Environmental Research Center. The price tag: $2,144. He is the first EPA administrator to have round-the-clock security. An EPA spokeswoman says he's flown coach on multiple occasions. While federal employees are only supposed to take private flights in extenuating circumstances, Politico reports that during Price's jaunts he managed to make time for a long lunch with his son and showing up to a conference at a resort 40 hours early. On Sept. 27, the office of Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado disclosed that they had offered Pruitt a flight on a state-funded plane.

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The Environmental Protection Agency signed a $24,570 contract to build a soundproof cubicle for administrator Scott Pruitt's office, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

But former EPA officials told AP that explanation doesn't make much sense.

The EPA's inspector general announced last month that it was launching a probe of Pruitt's travels in Oklahoma following "congressional requests and a hotline complaint".

The revelation that Pruitt used government and private planes for official government travel comes as other Trump administration officials, including Health and Human Services Secretary Tom PriceThomas (Tom) Edmunds PriceWork requirements exactly what OH needs to roll back the ObamaCare disaster Price says working toward declaring opioid crisis national emergency Declare a true state of emergency MORE and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, face scrutiny for flights using military or private aircraft.

"As someone who spent a lot of time in the administrator's office, I can tell you that there was nothing like this previously".

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