EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns Amid Scandals President Trump tweeted this afternoon that he accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt was one of the more controversial of Trump's Cabinet-level picks and had been battling various scandals for months. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Scott Horsley and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at email@example.com. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.