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Alternative Fact of the Week: Scott Pruitt's wild ride

Alternative Fact of the Week: Scott Pruitt's wild ride

It’s been quite a week of evasion, history rewriting and outright lying where the Trump administration is concerned, from the latest explanation of how Stephanie Clifford — a.k.a. Stormy Daniels — got paid off (it’s now on President Donald Trump’s financial disclosure report) to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on Russian meddling (yes, it happened at Vladimir Putin’s urging, and, yes, it was an effort to elect Mr. Trump) and its repudiation of the see-no-evil-unless-it’s-Hillary-Clinton House GOP version. Yet one prevaricator stands out above all others.

That man is Scott Pruitt, administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, denier of climate change,...

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