“You were an AG, a law enforcement officer — CFR regulations prohibit directing a subordinate to do personal work for you, and if they volunteer that’s a gift,” Udall said. “Services must be paid for at fair market value, so it doesn’t cut it that ‘they’re a friend’ or that kind of thing. Did you pay them at the time for doing that work?”
Pruitt again tried to dodge, reiterating that “all activity that I’m aware of that was engaged in by the individual you are speaking about occurred in personal time.”
“And you you pay them for it?” Udall pressed.
“No, I did not,” Pruitt replied.
“Then that’s a gift that’s in violation of federal law,” Udall concluded.
Should Pruitt be allowed to remain in office?