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Trump administration EPA official arrested on felony ethics charges

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posted on Nov, 18 2018 @ 09:25 PM
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Trump administration’s top environmental official for the Southeast was arrested Thursday on criminal ethics charges in Alabama reported to be related to a scheme to help a coal company avoid paying for a costly toxic waste cleanup.

Trey Glenn, 47, was briefly booked into a county jail in Birmingham before being released on a $30,000 bond. Glenn was appointed in August 2017 to serve as chief of the Environmental Protection Agency’s regional office in Atlanta, which oversees operations in eight states stretching from the Carolinas to Mississippi.

A grand jury indicted Glenn and his former business partner Scott Phillips earlier this week. Prior to Glenn’s appointment at EPA, he and Phillips worked for the coal company Drummond Co. to build state and local opposition to a federal Superfund cleanup in Birmingham that their client would have had to help fund.

Glenn resigned as director of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management in 2009 following an earlier ethics scandal in which he was not charged. He worked as an industry lobbyist before his appointment to EPA.
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Pruitt resigned in July, but his cronies are still in place. It is hard to imagine how Trey Glenn was picked and qualified for a regional job at the EPA. His record was far from spotless. Glenn was under suspicion long before he was appointed to head the EPA in the area. A real quality swamp creature IMO. A guy who fights coal cleanup shouldn't be on the list of candidates for the EPA in the first place. Executives of a firm he was part of were convicted earlier this year of bribing a state legislator to oppose the EPA clean-up efforts.


Charges faces include receiving money and soliciting something of value from a “principal, lobbyist or subordinate.”




posted on Nov, 18 2018 @ 09:31 PM
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Obama would have protected the man from prosecution; sealed records and financial payoffs keep problems quiet.

Trump is such an arse... letting government officials face prosecution...



posted on Nov, 18 2018 @ 09:39 PM
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a reply to: madmac5150

Problem with your narrative is it was the state of Alabama that charged him not federal. Trump probably did protect the man from federal prosecution; sealed records and financial payoffs keep problems quiet.

He was a regional manager it should be federal crossing state lines.
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posted on Nov, 18 2018 @ 09:48 PM
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originally posted by: Grimpachi
a reply to: madmac5150

Problem with your narrative is it was the state of Alabama that charged him not federal. Trump probably did protect the man from federal prosecution; sealed records and financial payoffs keep problems quiet.


If the state of Alabama tried to prosecute an Obama appointee, it would have been seen as racist and homophobic. CNN would have thrown a temper tantrum, and we would have had to endured hours of television "news", portraying Alabama as a backward place full of illiterate rednecks.

So, yeah... there's that...



posted on Nov, 18 2018 @ 09:50 PM
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Are we supposed to feel sorry for this person or is your goal just to attach the name Trump to something and it makes you feel better?



posted on Nov, 18 2018 @ 09:51 PM
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a reply to: madmac5150

Instead, we get a president that hires coal lobbyists to run the EPA so there is that.



posted on Nov, 18 2018 @ 10:09 PM
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So, did Trump himself or his White house administration directly appoint this guy or did someone farther down in the system appoint him? Look at who actually recommended him and who actually made the decision to appoint him. Sometimes the person who made the decision does not know what transgressions that a person they appointed has.



posted on Nov, 18 2018 @ 10:19 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

It hard to say it was probably Scott Pruit, but with the ban this administration has on talking to the press who knows.



posted on Nov, 18 2018 @ 10:27 PM
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originally posted by: Grimpachi
a reply to: rickymouse

It hard to say it was probably Scott Pruit, but with the ban this administration has on talking to the press who knows.


Please link to me this fascinating new thing that Trump is doing... banning the press?

Thanks in advance...



ETA... unless you are one of those that thinks Jim Acosta is, in fact, the only Press in America.

Then don't bother posting because it's stupid.
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posted on Nov, 18 2018 @ 10:41 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari

Oh, I thought Acosta was your best buddy.


[url=https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-epa-ban-media-blackout-social-media-grants-contracts-latest-a7544276.html]link[/ur l]

President Donald Trump has instituted a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency, barring officials from posting updates to social media and speaking to reporters.

According to emails sent to EPA staff, all incoming media requests would be "screened" by the administration, while the administration banned press releases, blog updates, and posts to agency social media accounts.

Other federal agencies – the US Department of Agriculture and Health and Human Services – have been ordered to halt "any correspondence to public officials".



Donald Trump says 'environmentalism is out of control'
The Trump administration previously ordered a "temporary suspension" of grants to the EPA, stopping new business activity. The action is expected to have an immediate impact on nationwide EPA projects.

After an anonymous source notified an official on Capitol Hill with concerns of the agency freeze, ProPublica confirmed that the new administration had taken such actions.




posted on Nov, 18 2018 @ 10:42 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari

originally posted by: Grimpachi
a reply to: rickymouse

It hard to say it was probably Scott Pruit, but with the ban this administration has on talking to the press who knows.


Please link to me this fascinating new thing that Trump is doing... banning the press?

Thanks in advance...



ETA... unless you are one of those that thinks Jim Acosta is, in fact, the only Press in America.

Then don't bother posting because it's stupid.


Trump just banned happiness.

Trump to outlaw oxygen by executive order.

Trump farted and changed our timeline.

This is CNN...



posted on Nov, 18 2018 @ 10:52 PM
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originally posted by: Grimpachi
a reply to: Lumenari

Oh, I thought Acosta was your best buddy.


[url=https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-epa-ban-media-blackout-social-media-grants-contracts-latest-a7544276.html]link[/ur l]

President Donald Trump has instituted a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency, barring officials from posting updates to social media and speaking to reporters.

According to emails sent to EPA staff, all incoming media requests would be "screened" by the administration, while the administration banned press releases, blog updates, and posts to agency social media accounts.

Other federal agencies – the US Department of Agriculture and Health and Human Services – have been ordered to halt "any correspondence to public officials".



Donald Trump says 'environmentalism is out of control'
The Trump administration previously ordered a "temporary suspension" of grants to the EPA, stopping new business activity. The action is expected to have an immediate impact on nationwide EPA projects.

After an anonymous source notified an official on Capitol Hill with concerns of the agency freeze, ProPublica confirmed that the new administration had taken such actions.



So according to a news source in the UK that is citing anonymous sources.....

Sorry... I had to stop and laugh a little bit.

Whatever makes you sleep at night, I guess....

Has to be legit, right?

Care to find a quote from the actual administration?

Or we can just go with ProPublica...


ProPublica was the brainchild of billionaires and Democratic donors Herbert and Marion Sandler, the former chief executives of the Golden West Financial Corporation, who have committed $10 million a year to the project. The Sandlers hired Paul Steiger, former managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, to create and run the organization as editor in chief.




edit on 18-11-2018 by Lumenari because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 18 2018 @ 10:59 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari

No, I don't feel like chasing down off topics for you. You don't like the source that's fine I can live with it. There are more sources on the web if you are interested.

If you are not interested in the fact that a top environmental official for the EPA was arrested then you could chase the other story.



posted on Nov, 18 2018 @ 11:04 PM
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originally posted by: madmac5150
Obama would have protected the man from prosecution; sealed records and financial payoffs keep problems quiet.

...


Why?

edit on 18/11/2018 by chr0naut because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 18 2018 @ 11:54 PM
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Crucify him.



posted on Nov, 19 2018 @ 12:09 AM
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a reply to: Lumenari

Hang on a sec....

The unverified source is a verified, unverified source. Which makes the unverified source verified.....

My head hurts now




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