Who will be the Trump administration’s next Scott Pruitt?


Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt at a June Cabinet meeting. He resigned the next month. (AP)

Even though Washington has seen the last of beleaguered ex-Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt, the Trump administration remains the most ethically challenged in recent decades. With new revelations in recent days, the race to replace Pruitt as the next official to be taken down by allegations of misconduct is on — and three front-runners have emerged.

The first is Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, whom media outlets have begun calling Pruitt’s “scandal clone” as a result of allegations that have led to at least 11 investigations of him and counting. Last week, news broke that Zinke routinely does not accurately disclose — or disclose at all — potentially embarrassing meetings on his public calendar. In multiple

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