Requests from Donald Trump to the transition team of federal agencies, the stimulated seeds have about their work on hot-button issues like climate change and violent extremism’ – and the employees involved, with questions about what is planned, the next government has, for these programs.
His team, in the seven weeks since the election, such questions in the departments of energy, state and Homeland Security.
Critics of the President-elect Trump have proposed that the questions involved are intended to be a sign of his administration, to gut key programs and to punish the employees. The Republican defenders, though, say these concerns are exaggerated.
“The Democrats are trying to speak anything other than their own problems, and at the moment they include shoes, faux outrage over President-elect Trump roll back the rights of women and dismissal of bureaucrats who do not agree with his environmental policy,” Republican strategist Joe Desilets said on Wednesday.
The investigation began earlier this month in the transition team members submitted 74 questions of the energy Department in relation to climate change and other policy issues, including two on the staff who worked on President Obama’s climate change agenda.
Energy officials have committed to working with the new Republican administration, but not the employees’ names. The transition team hastily she hit the questions, but not before a storm of criticism.
Max Stier, the founder and first President of the partnership for Public service, the steps of the non-partisan Center for Presidential Transition said FoxNews.com both sides treated the matter “appropriately”, but that the personnel were “unusual and disturbing.”
“Career employees are responsible for the implementation of the political directives of the President,” bull FoxNews.com said. “You do not hold people accountable for the policy, the chosen of the people, by the American public. That’s just wrong.”
The transition team did not respond to a request for comment.
The Los Angeles Times also reported that the team asked the State Department about gender-based programs, questions about “staffing, programming and financing,” including those launched or championed by Hillary Clinton, when she was head of the Department.
Taurus said, the requests of Trump ‘ s landing team of the Department of State about expenditure and other issues such as this are unusual.
“Questions about the political landscape completely legitimate,” he said. “It’s a different kettle of fish.”
Apart from the recent tensions in relation to the Obama administration, the last confrontation with Israel, trombone, and Obama is largely a cordial relationship since the election have maintained. The two met at the White house in November. And the President has pledged to help the cooperation to ensure a smooth transition for the next government, in the run-up to the opening day on Jan. 20.
However, energy spokesman Eben Burnham-Snyder recently said some of the transition team questions for Agency staff “cleared.”
The climate change, which States that the earth is gradually warming a consequence of human activities such as combustion of fossil fuels-has been called a “hoax” of trump.
Although his transition team, the personnel issues of the energy moved, two influential house Democrats filed their objections.
“We are concerned that these efforts to single out certain Department employees, in the efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions may be an attempt by the opponents to DOE employees, the scientific views on climate change differ from those of the incoming Trump administration,” wrote Reps. Elijah Cumming of Maryland, and Frank Pallone, New Jersey, the top Democrat on the house oversight and energy committees.
State Department spokesman John Kirby later questions to his Department stands out as the “normal” questions, as an Agency “is occupied, it is occupied and it is resources.”
“Nothing, what I have seen and nothing that we said he is aware of outside the lines of what would be a normal”.
Reuters, meanwhile, reported that the team has also asked the heads of state and Homeland Security-Department for the names of the officials on the efforts to counter “violent extremism.”
Reuters reported that some of the career officers were concerned about what the next government would be in relation to these programs.
To fight during the presidential campaign, swore to the Trump, and radical to describe Islamic terrorism and often Obama is criticized for avoiding the term “radical Islam”, the Islamic state and other terrorist groups.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.