EPA Whistleblower Accuses Trump Admin. Of Retaliation

Law360 (October 21, 2020, 7:04 PM EDT) -- A former high-level U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official who raised concerns about then-administrator Scott Pruitt's spending habits is suing the Trump administration in D.C. federal court for wrongfully terminating him and refusing to employ him in any capacity.

Kevin Chmielewski, a former EPA deputy chief of staff for operations, filed a new suit Tuesday accusing the Trump administration of violating his constitutional rights by unlawfully firing him and for raising concerns to the proper authorities about possible ethics problems related to Pruitt's spending and management choices.

Chmielewski, who was appointed to his EPA post in 2017, says that not only was...

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