Lobbyist Linked to Pruitt Condo Helped Broker Meeting With Him Last Year

"The lobbyist whose wife rented Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt a room in a Capitol Hill condo for $50 a night helped arrange a July 11 meeting at the agency related to restoration of the Chesapeake Bay, according to records and an EPA official.

Dennis Treacy, a former Smithfield Foods executive vice president who now sits on the board of the Smithfield Foundation, first reached out to an official in EPA’s Office of Intergovernmental Relations last May to arrange the session as part of his role as the Chesapeake Bay Commission’s citizen representative.

Subsequently, Williams & Jensen Chairman J. Steven Hart — whose wife, Vicki, was then renting a room to Pruitt — called the administrator’s aides to encourage them to take the meeting, according to an agency official who spoke on the condition of anonymity out of fear of retaliation."

Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis report for the Washington Post April 21, 2018.


"Lobbyist Whose Wife Rented To Pruitt Steps Down" (The Hill)

"Lobbyist Whose Wife Rented To Pruitt Sought Help From EPA For Client" (The Hill)

"Pruitt Met With Lobbyist Whose Wife Rented Him Condo" (The Hill)

"Lobbyist Whose Wife Rented To Pruitt Lobbied EPA Despite Denials" (Politico)

Source: Washington Post, 04/23/2018