"Fallout over the Trump administration transition team's questionnaire to Energy Department employees continues.
The team sent a 74-question inquiry to the department which included a request for detailed information on the top salaried employees at national laboratories as well as a list of civil servants who attended the U.N. climate negotiations in the past four years. But last week, the Trump team distanced itself from the inquiry, blaming it on a 'rogue' staffer, after the questionnaire cause an uproar within the science community.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill, however, aren't letting the matter go. ...
On Monday, 26 members of Congress sent a letter to Trump Tower defending the freedom of those who work at the Energy Department's 17 national labs. These labs conduct cutting edge science and national security work, including nuclear weapons research and supercomputing. "