Hmm: Pruitt’s accuser at EPA has history of run-ins with law, travel spending like what he alleges against Pruitt

Hmm: Pruitt’s accuser at EPA has history of run-ins with law, travel spending like what he alleges against Pruitt
Trump and Kevin Chmielewski on the campaign trail in 2016. (Image: Screen grab of YouTube video)

[Ed. – Another weird Trump story.  Probably not Pruitt’s fault he got stuck with this guy, who was a Trump campaign advance man, although he doesn’t seem to have had any prior connection to Trump.  Too many various red flags on the guy; see the link.]

Chmielewski previously did advance work—staging and setting up campaign events—for several Republican presidential campaigns, including those of Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, who now serves as Energy secretary, and Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.), among others.

After Trump’s election, Chmielewski briefly worked for the Department of Homeland Security before moving on to the EPA. He continued doing advance work, accompanying EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt or Vice President Mike Pence on official travel. …

[D]uring an official EPA advance work trip to Australia last August, Chmielewski spent a total of $1,275 for four nights in hotels: two at the Hotel Sofitel in Melbourne and two at the Hotel Sofitel in Sydney, according to receipts from the trip the Free Beacon reviewed. …

Chmielewski had at least one run-in with a Secret Service detail on the campaign, which sternly warned him not to get physical with the protesters and let “the police do the policework,” according to a source with detailed knowledge about the incident.

After learning of Chmielewski’s background-check problems, administration officials began looking into his past, scrutinizing his resume and court records. …

Additionally, court documents show that Chmielewski was charged with “driving or attempting to drive” a vehicle while impaired by alcohol in 2005. …

More recently, in 2015, the state of Maryland placed a lien on Chmielewski for $7,667 in unpaid taxes…

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