Some are suggesting that defendants in the case were also connected to significant contributors to AG Scott Pruitt's campaign for re-election to a 2nd term, in 2014.
Pruitt & his staff are launching a full-scale attack on Gary Jones, saying that the investigation was done recklessly and sloppy. Pruitt then attempted in 2016, to thwart state law by blocking the Auditor's office from performing a routine & scheduled audit of the AG's office. Eventually Pruitt relented and the audit was completed.
This issue will become a national news story, given that Pruitt is leading the Trump Administration's environmental oversight. Some will immediately attack Pruitt as a vicarious target of their anti-Trump efforts. Others will reflexively attack Jones and accuse him of undermining Trump. Neither reaction is credible or helpful in finding the truth. the fact remains that Jones is proud of the work he did on this investigation and he's not afraid of the scrutiny when the full report is made public.
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David Van Risseghem is the Director of Sooner Politics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...