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EPA officials reassigned, demoted after questioning Pruitt's behavior

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt looks over his shoulder in a crowd
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt. Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein / Getty Images

At least five officials at the Environmental Protection Agency underwent job changes in the past year after they raised questions of administrator Scott Pruitt's spending and management style, the New York Times' Eric Lipton, Kenneth Vogel, and Lisa Friedman scooped Thursday.

Why it matters: The story reveals that concerns about Pruitt's behavior were apparent within his own team before drawing the attention of the media.