Last week, the transition team of the President-elect sent a survey to the Department of Energy asking for a list of staff members who have worked on climate change policies. On Monday, the department told Trump, in essence, to fuck off. Trump is now backing down.
“The questionnaire was not authorized or part of our standard protocol,” Sean Spicer, a spokesman for Trump, told Reuters. “The person who sent it has been properly counseled,” he added, somewhat ominously.