Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt had one of his top aides contact Republican donors about finding his wife a job, a directive that ultimately secured her a position with a conservative legal group, The Washington Post says.
The report comes on the heels of the revelation that Pruitt assigned another aide to inquire with Chick-fil-A about getting his wife a valuable fast food franchise. It also comes as Democratic lawmakers press the EPA's inspector general to investigate a growing body of evidence that Pruitt regularly keeps his staff and security detail busy with his personal business.
It is against federal rules for government officials to ask a subordinate to perform personal tasks for them or to use one's office for personal gain. Pruitt and his agency face about a dozen investigations into spending, management and other issues.