Trump Appointees Kept Fired EPA Employees on Payroll After Dismissal

  • Two fired EPA employees received close to $38,000 in payments after they were forced out. 
  • The payments were approved and carried out by two Trump-appointed officials, Politico reported. 
  • The revelation was found in an inspector general report obtained by Politico via an FOIA request. 
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Environmental Protection Agency officials appointed by former President Donald Trump kept two fired agency employees on the government payroll after they were ousted, Politico reported. 

The revelation comes from a March report by the agency’s inspector general that Politico obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. The report said chief of staff Ryan Jackson directed former White House liaison Charles Munoz, to authorize almost $38,000 in improper…

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