Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt seemed pretty loony when he installed a spy-proof safety booth in his office, locked all the doors on the floor his office is located on, and retained a larger security detail than the president typically has, but he's apparently done more than that.
According to the Associated Press, Pruitt has also hired companies to sweep his office for listening devices and install sophisticated biometric security locks.
An accounting of Pruitt’s spending for the bug sweep and pricey locks was provided to The Associated Press by an EPA employee who spoke on condition of anonymity, citing concerns of retaliation. [...]
EPA paid $3,000 in April to Edwin Steinmetz Associates to conduct the bug sweep. The purchase of the biometric locks, which typically work by electronically scanning a person’s fingerprint, was spread over two transactions earlier this year of $3,390 and $2,495.
For his part, Pruitt's office says he needs the extra security because he has received death threats, but that doesn't explain why he's sweeping his office for bugs and building a sound-proof booth.
There's no way he's not doing something illegal in there. He's gone to greater lengths to keep information in than to keep people out. What is he trying to hide from the public?