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Top ethics officer questions Pruitt's actions in letter to EPA

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David Apol, the acting director of the Office of Government Ethics, wrote a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding recent reports about EPA chief Scott Pruitt's potential ethics violations, the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: While the OGE lacks any power to reprimand Pruitt for his actions, the optics of the government's top ethics official questioning the actions of a prominent top official is significant and could push action from the White House.