EPA Chiefs $50-a-Night Rental Raises White House Angst

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Epa Administrator Scott Pruitt leased the Washington apartment owned by a lobbyist friend last year under terms that will allowed him to pay $50 the night for a single bedroom — but only on the nights whenever he actually slept there.

White-colored House officials are growing dismayed about the questions surrounding Pruitt’ s i9000 living arrangement, including his preliminary inability to produce any documentation in regards to the lease or his actual obligations, according to three officials. The homeowner provided EPA officials with a duplicate of the lease and proof of the particular payments Pruitt made.

In all, Pruitt paid $6, a hundred to use the room for roughly 6 months, according to copies of rental bank checks reviewed by Bloomberg News. Those people checks show varying amounts compensated on sporadic dates — not really a traditional monthly " rent payment" of the same amount each month.

Which was because of the unusual rent schedule — not a single monthly amount, yet a daily amount charged only for times used for a single bedroom in the two-bedroom unit just blocks from the Capitol. The building is at least partially possessed by a health care lobbyist, Vicki