Scott Pruitt wound up speaking not with Cathy but rather with another company representative, and Marlyn Pruitt started but did not complete an application to become a Chick-fil-A franchisee.
Hupp and Greenwalt were also the two aides who were set to receive Pruitt-approved pay raises despite the White House's refusal to sign off on the raises.
Hupp told lawmakers that Pruitt had her conduct numerous personal errands, including inquiring about buying a used mattress.
If the case proceeds as scheduled, the EPA will have to produce research to back Pruitt's claim in the coming months.
On today, Pruitt laughed when a reporter asked about the reports he had tried to use his government position to financially benefit his spouse.
Public officials are prohibited from receiving unpaid services from employees or for using their office for private gain.
Vegas returns to underdog role after Game 3 lapse
The Vegas Golden Knights appreciate that the Clark County Department of Public Works is considering a parade in its honor. Neal, however, sent the puck off the far post and the Capitals cleared it out of their zone to keep the score at 0-0.
The Washington Post reported this week that Pruitt asked his staffer Sydney Hupp to reach out to Chick-fil-A corporate in May 2017, which she did. The focus of almost a dozen federal inquiries into his travel expenses, security practices and other issues, Pruitt was on the Hill to testify about his agency's FY2019 budget proposal.
Multiple senior administration officials who spoke to ABC News say the president does not appear to be changing his stance and is standing behind Pruitt. Meanwhile, Trump praised Pruitt on Wednesday during a briefing on hurricane preparedness at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's headquarters.
In the fall, Pruitt tasked his scheduler with the nongovernment mission of shopping for a discount "Trump Home Luxury Plush Euro Pillow Top" mattress.
Pruitt has been under intense scrutiny since March, when media reports first revealed the EPA chief had rented a luxury Capitol Hill condo tied to a prominent oil and gas lobbyist for just $50 a night.
"Somebody has to say that about you a little bit, you know that, Scott", the president added.
Pruitt in a statement called Hupp a "valued member of the EPA team from day one".
In appearances before congressional panels since then, Pruitt has repeatedly blamed subordinates for his alleged ethical lapses.
The 17-year-old Ahed has drawn worldwide attention for her arrest after slapping an Israeli soldier in the face in December. Palestinians said she repeatedly told the soldiers to leave her land, which is considered occupied under worldwide law.
A few days ago, Trudeau called the metal tariffs-25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum-" insulting ". Japan has said it can not normalize diplomatic relations without the issue's being resolved.
Zorreguieta was a psychologist who once worked for an office on social policies at the president's office. Zorreguieta's body was found in her flat in Buenos Aires, the Argentinian news agency Telam reported.
The president disinvited the team a year ago , after Curry said the Warriors would not visit him in the White House. James called the decision by Trump "typical of him". 'It's typical of him, ' James said of Trump.
But I think having guys that get so excited about a good play, a good block or a good rotation or a good shot or dagger shot. But on social media, much of the chatter early in the evening was about LeBron James' first-quarter dunk.
Her body was found Wednesday night by her mother María del Carmen Cerruti and a friend of Zorreguieta, said news agency EFE. She had also worked for the social development ministry in Buenos Aires province and at a United Nations office in Panama.
Fox & Friends concluded by mocking the Eagles players for having to practice instead of going to the White House party. Trump sang along to "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "God Bless America" during a brief ceremony that included the U.S.
A reminder: Organic molecules aren't necessarily produced by organisms; they're just chemical compounds that contain carbon. With future missions, scientists may be able to figure out whether or not the organic compounds are indeed biosignatures.
Given ZTE's reliance on US-made parts, the sanctions effectively crippled the company and forced major operations to cease . Several U.S. chipmakers, including Qualcomm and Intel, count ZTE as a customer.
Kevin Durant drew fair criticism early in these NBA Finals because of his questionable shot-taking and overall decision-making. He has taken Cleveland to the NBA Finals now five times , and this now looks certain to be his fourth loss in those.
The Golden Knights wrap up a storybook year, advancing all the way to the final in their first year of existence. Vegas lost three games in the first three rounds and never lost more than three in a row in the regular season.
Nationwide strike in Jordan as protests continue
Jordan was rocked by unrest in 2012 when the International Monetary Fund told the government to lift gasoline prices. He called for political parties, unions and civil society groups to take part in the talks.
Beyonce and Jay-Z reveal new photos of their twins on tour
Reps for the couple told Buzzfeed News that the images shown during the On the Run II tour video of two babies weren't the twins. Bey and Jay have been stingy with images of their twins to date, making it downright impossible for anyone to identify them.
Highlights: Halep ends Muguruza hopes to reach final
There was no doubt entering Thursday's semifinals that there would be an American woman advancing to the final of the French Open. Stephens can join Serena Williams and Jennifer Capriati as the only American women to win a French Open title since 1987.