Watchdog Urges Probe Of Link Between EPA Aide And Man Investigating Him

"A government watchdog group is requesting an investigation into reports that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assistant inspector general (IG) is friendly with a man at the center of an IG investigation.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) wrote a letter to the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (IGIE) integrity committee Friday asking them to look into the reports of the close relationship.

CREW expressed the fear that the relationship could taint the current investigation into Administrator Scott Pruitt's head of security Pasquale “Nino” Perrotta.

The New York Times first reported Thursday that Perrotta was being investigated and that he had been spotted sharing beers with EPA's assistant IG, Patrick Sullivan."

Miranda Green reports for The Hill Aprill 13, 2018.

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Source: The Hill, 04/16/2018