"EPA: Pruitt Discloses Billionaire Defense Fund Donor"

"Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has disclosed a single donor to his legal defense fund.

Diane Hendricks of Beloit, Wis., gave $50,000 to Pruitt's fund, according to the last financial disclosure report filed by the ex-agency head, which EPA released today.

Hendricks is a billionaire businesswoman and film producer. She is also a well-known Republican donor who served as an economic adviser to President Trump's 2016 campaign.

Pruitt set up the fund as he battled with ethics allegations that eventually led to his resignation from EPA. The report, also known as his termination report, covers Pruitt's finances for the 2018 calendar year up to his departure from the agency in early July."

Kevin Bogardus reports for E&E News PM December 6, 2018.

Source: E&E News PM, 12/07/2018