Energy Department rejects Trump's request for names of employees going to climate meetings

Image result for drain the swampThe Department of Energy said Tuesday it is refusing to cooperate with a Trump transition team request that it hand over all names of employees who have participated in international climate changeconferences.

"We will not be providing any individual names to the transition team," Energy Department spokesman Eben Burnham-Snyder said in a statement sent to the Washington Examiner.

Other than that, the agency plans to be "forthcoming with all publicly available information with the transition team," he said.

News of the 74-question list from the Trump transition team arose last week. The questionnaire contains the controversial request that Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., said Monday appeared to be "badgering" employees for supporting research on climate change. Udall is the top Democrat on panels under both the Senate Foreign Relations and Appropriations committees that deal with energy and environment policy and funding, where he likely will raise the matter.

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Badgering employees for supporting research on climate change may be a far reach.  Appearing according to Udall is the same as badgering.  Just another old Democrat starting the spin.  I was counting on Democrats acting more like men than clones of Obama.  Udall has been in the energy business for a long time.  How has that worked out for America?    The old Department of Energy needs to be dismantled and a younger model needs to take its place.

They shouldn't waste their time badgering employees that support climate change research. They should be TERMINATED!




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Gohmert: Dems Will Drag Out Impeachment — Try To Get ‘Best Socialist’ Nominated For President

During an appearance on Huntsville, AL radio’s WVNN on Thursday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) offered his best assessment of what House Democrats were trying to accomplish with their impeachment efforts.

Gohmert told WVNN’s “The Jeff Poor Show” impeachment could tie up the Democratic Party’s presidential campaign efforts but predicted Democrats would use the occasion to nominate “the best socialist” they can.

“They would lose in the Senate,” Gohmert said on impeachment. “And besides that, the entire time it was on trial in the Senate, the Democrats who are running for president wouldn’t be allowed to campaign. That’s in the Constitution. They wouldn’t be able to campaign. I just can’t imagine them wanting to do that because if they send it to the Senate, they have now perfectly set up the scenario of 1996, where they will reassure Donald Trump is reelected as president. They don’t want to do that. They’re probably going to drag this thing out as long as they possibly can … through Iowa, through primaries — try to get the best socialist they can to be nominated.”

“Then just end up and say, ‘Now we’re close enough to the general election. We’ve thrown mud at the president through the House,’” he continued. “What they’re really doing — they’re using taxpayer funds to campaign against Trump. That’s all this is — a campaign fund that taxpayers are paying for in order to try to throw mud at the president. I’ll be surprised if they have that vote, but I can’t imagine they want to set up this president for reelection by having a trial in the Senate where they lose.”

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