EPA's Scott Pruitt Had Dinner With Accused Child Molester

Documents unearthed by New York Times reporter Eric Lipton revealed Scott Pruitt’s expensive trip to Italy last year included dinner with Vatican treasurer George Pell, a climate denier since charged with child sex abuse. Emails obtained by Lipton and shared Thursday on Twitter, show that planning for the June dinner began a month earlier, and that EPA staffers were fully aware that Pell, a cardinal who is the Vatican’s third-ranking official, was at the time under investigation. It appears they sought to cover up Pell’s attendance rather than alter Pruitt’s schedule, Lipton found. Pell was charged with sex crimes in Australia three weeks after the dinner.

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