Two of Scott Pruitt’s closest aides departing the EPA

 EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. Photo: Alex Edelman/Getty Images

Two of Scott Pruitt’s closest aides gave notices that they have decided to leave the Environmental Protection Agency amid mounting backlash over the embattled administrator’s spending habits and management, the Washington Post reports. A source with knowledge of the matter has confirmed the departures to Axios.

The details: The two aides leaving are Sarah Greenwalt and Millan Hupp. The agency didn't respond to request for comment on the resignation of Greenwalt, a senior counsel. However, Pruitt told the Post in an emailed statement that Hupp, his top scheduler and travel planner, is "a valued member of the EPA team from day one, serving an integral role in our efforts to take the President’s message of environmental stewardship across the country."