"Well, Scott Pruitt is doing a great job within the walls of the EPA", Trump told reporters at the White House Friday morning.
A bit much, don't you think?
Since then, a slew of other federal investigations have been launched into Pruitt's ethics controversies.
"I want to thank Administrator Pruitt for the opportunity to journey with him over the past six years, and I will always admire his visionary leadership and tenacity", Greenwalt said in a statement.
"She has done outstanding work in all of her endeavors here and will be sorely missed", Pruitt said in a statement.
Democrats continue to call for Pruitt to resign amid the growing list of controversies.
Democrats on the Home Oversight Committee additionally launched a letter on Monday displaying that one other of Pruitt's schedulers, Millan Hupp, Sydney Hupp's sister, helped him discover a new condo and even contacted the Trump Worldwide Resort in Washington, D.C., about buying a mattress for Pruitt. "The corruption begins with Scott Pruitt, and it must end with his resignation or firing". Lincoln Ferguson, a former press secretary for Pruitt in Oklahoma, remains with the EPA's public affairs office. On Wednesday, two of his top aides resigned amid the deluge of scandals. Pruitt gave that impenetrable response to a question about the story.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before the House Appropriations Committee during a hearing on the 2019 Fiscal Year EPA budget at the Capitol on April 26, 2018 in Washington, DC.
EPA travel vouchers also show Pruitt charged taxpayers last September for a $1,210 one-way flight and $669 in hotel costs to appear at a conference of a New York City-based nonprofit, Concordia.
Ethics rules prohibit officials from using their office for private gain.
As ABC previously reported, an investigation from the EPA's inspector general revealed that Pruitt's Chief of Staff, Ryan Jackson, directly oversaw and approved the pay raises for Sarah Greenwalt, Hupp and Hupp's sister, Sydney Hupp, the latter who left the agency previous year.
"The hits just keep on coming, and I think he's hurting the president and therefore he's hurting the country", Kennedy added.