The effort led to an independent contracting position for Marlyn Pruitt to help set up a new office for Judicial Crisis Network, a spokesperson for the conservative group told the Post. She left the position earlier this year, the spokesperson said, but did not disclose her salary or how long she served in the position.
The spokesperson said the group received Marlyn Pruitt’s resume from Leonard Leo, a longtime friend of Scott Pruitt and executive vice president of the Federalist Society, another conservative group.
At least one Republican donor, Doug Deason, told the Post he declined to hire Marlyn Pruitt because his family business has interests in oil and gas that pose conflicts of interest, given Scott Pruitt’s role as the nation’s top environmental regulator.
Marlyn Pruitt, who raised the couple’s two children while her husband built a legal practice and pursued his political career, was a school nurse in the early 1990s.
An EPA spokesperson referred the Post’s request for comment to Pruitt’s legal counsel, who did not respond. Marlyn Pruitt did not return an inquiry from the newspaper.
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