The move is unusual for the Education Department, which typically has a team of civil servants guarding the secretary, and for the marshals, law enforcement officers who are generally responsible for protecting federal judges, transporting prisoners, apprehending fugitives and protecting witnesses.
Now that Scott Pruitt, the man who has filed 14 law suits against the EPA and has been ordered to release 3,000 emails that show deep ties to fossil fuel industry corporations, is the new EPA head (among many other troubling moves by the Trump administration)-- Melania's Vanity Fair cover makes a lot more sense...
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Senate Democrats railed all night on the Senate floor against Mr. Pruitt and urged Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, to delay the confirmation vote until after next Tuesday, when the Oklahoma attorney general’s office is under order to release about 3,000 of Mr. Pruitt’s emails related to his communications with the fossil fuel industry.
Pruitt was court ordered to release about 3,000 of his emails related to his communications with the fossil fuel industry. Several Democratic Senators were calling for postponement, yet he was confirmed today anyway.