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EPA head Scott Pruitt needs 24-hour security detail to protect from ‘the left’ and his own employees

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Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, would like some protection of his own.

A draft of the EPA’s latest budget includes a request for 10 additional guards and 24-7 security detail, the New York Times reports, calling it a first for an EPA chief. The draft also includes sweeping cuts to the agency, shrinking the budget by $2.4 billion and eliminating 15,000 jobs, according to the Times.

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As Quartz’s Zoë Schlanger reports, when asked about the security detail, Myron Ebell—former head of Trump’s EPA transition team—said Pruitt requires extensive protection because he faces risk from liberal activists and his own employees.

“I think it’s prudent given the continuing activities by the left to foment hatred, and the reported hostility within the agency from some unprofessional activists,” Ebell said in interview with E&E News.

Pruitt’s staff is reportedly on high alert, and “anticipate that Mr. Pruitt will initially request a 24/7 detail,” E&E News reports.


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With each passing day Trump’s spin is less capable of distracting Americans from reality: op-ed

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Writing in the Washington Post this Monday, Paul Waldman says that if you want to know the sorry state President Trump's campaign is in, just look at its deteriorating spin machine.

The first example cited by Waldman was Trump's recent attack on his usually supportive top infectious disease expert, Dr. Deborah Birx, for daring to say that the virus' spread isn't going away any time soon. Waldman also listed the numerous statements from Trump that downplay the threat of the virus while pushing the misleading claim that things are just fine.

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Trump openly solicits payment to US treasury for his ‘approval’ of TikTok sale – which he is forcing

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President Donald Trump says he is allowing Microsoft to purchase the U.S. assets of the popular Beijing-based TikTok social media video sharing app, in a sale Trump personally is forcing.

In discussing what he sees as the broad portions of an agreement the President used a real estate term to openly solicit the payment that would have to be made to the U.S. Treasury.

"I said a very substantial portion of that price is going to have to come into the U.S. Treasury of the United States, because we're making it possible for this deal to happen," Trump told reporters Monday afternoon.

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Andrew Cuomo rips Trump like never before: ‘This was the worst government blunder in modern history’

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) on Monday accused President Donald Trump of presiding over "the worse government blunder in modern history."

At his daily COVID-19 briefing, Cuomo said that it was time for the president to hit the "reset button" on his handling of the pandemic.

"If we don't tell the truth on the reset, COVID will never end," the New York governor explained. "It will ricochet across the country. It will just bounce back and forth."

"This was a colossal blunder -- how COVID was handled by this federal government," he continued. "Shame on all of you. Six months, lives lost. Hit the reset button, yes."

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