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Dems want the FBI to investigate Pruitt for trying to get his wife a Chick-fil-A franchise

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Democrats now want EPA chief Scott Pruitt criminally investigated for using his position to try to land his wife a job with Chick-fil-A.

Six Congressional Democrats sent a letter on Friday asking the FBI to investigate Pruitt for any crimes committed when he attempted to use his influence as head of the EPA to ask the CEO of Chick-fil-A to help his wife buy one of the fast food chain’s franchises.

“We formally request that the FBI open an investigation into Administrator Scott Pruitt’s conduct to assess whether he broke the law, including criminal statutes prohibiting public corruption,” reads the letter, signed by six Democratic members of Congress, which notes that federal law prohibits public officials from using their positions for private gain.

“Administrator Pruitt has certainly done just that,” write Reps. Don Beyer and Gerald Connolly of Virginia, Jamie Raskin of Maryland, Ted Lieu of California, Ruben Gallego of Arizona, and Pramila Jayapal of Washington.

About three months after Pruitt took office, he had one of his staff email Dan Cathy, the Chick-fil-A CEO, to set up a call about a “business opportunity,” according to emails obtained by the Washington Post earlier this week.

Democrats now want EPA chief Scott Pruitt criminally investigated for using his position to try to land his wife a job with Chick-fil-A.

Six Congressional Democrats sent a letter on Friday asking the FBI to investigate Pruitt for any crimes committed when he attempted to use his influence as head of the EPA to ask the CEO of Chick-fil-A to help his wife buy one of the fast food chain’s franchises.

“We formally request that the FBI open an investigation into Administrator Scott Pruitt’s conduct to assess whether he broke the law, including criminal statutes prohibiting public corruption,” reads the letter, signed by six Democratic members of Congress, which notes that federal law prohibits public officials from using their positions for private gain.

“Administrator Pruitt has certainly done just that,” write Reps. Don Beyer and Gerald Connolly of Virginia, Jamie Raskin of Maryland, Ted Lieu of California, Ruben Gallego of Arizona, and Pramila Jayapal of Washington.

About three months after Pruitt took office, he had one of his staff email Dan Cathy, the Chick-fil-A CEO, to set up a call about a “business opportunity,” according to emails obtained by the Washington Post earlier this week.

“Nothing very pressing, just hoping to connect sometime

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