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Oklahoma Bar Asked to Investigate Pruitt

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KWTV) - A national environmental group is urging the Oklahoma Bar Association to investigate former Attorney General and current EPA administrator Scott Pruitt. The organization believes Pruitt lied to senators during his confirmation hearing.

According to KWTV, the Center for Biological Diversity and an OU law professor filed a formal complaint with the OBA alleging Pruitt showed “apparent carelessness with the truth,” after he told Senators on the Environment and Public Works Committee he did not use a personal email to do state business.

Emails turned over after a lengthy court battle, revealed Pruitt did use a personal email account to do state business with the American Legislative Economic Council, a conservative, business-oriented lobby group and one other petroleum industry lobby group.

Officials at OBA could not confirm or deny an investigation.

Questions were also raised after Pruitt told Sen. Corey Booker (D-NJ) he filed briefs urging a judge to make a ruling in a pending federal pollution case as Attorney General in Oklahoma. Court records revealed he never explicitly encouraged a judge to make a decision. A spokesperson for Pruitt’s nomination team said a single, vague brief filed in 2011 was what Pruitt was referring to.

After his use of a private email was discovered, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) called Pruitt’s statements perjury. But no charges have been filed against the former Attorney General.

The investigation could lead to full disbarment, a move that would end Pruitt’s career as a lawyer in Oklahoma.

Information provided by KWTV. 

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