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Inquiry prompted by Trump’s Hurricane Dorian claim is being blocked, investigator says

The Commerce Department is impeding findings into whether it coerced the top NOAA official to support President Trump's inaccurate claim that Dorian would hit Alabama, the department's inspector general said.

Inquiry prompted by Trump's Hurricane Dorian claim is being blocked, investigator says
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Inquiry prompted by Trump's Hurricane Dorian claim is being blocked, investigator says

The Commerce Department is impeding findings into whether it coerced the top NOAA official to support President Trump’s inaccurate claim that Dorian would hit Alabama, the department’s inspector general said.
Trump’s Dorian tweet whips up a fight over a science powerhouse
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Trump’s Dorian tweet whips up a fight over a science powerhouse

NOAA's scientific research is central to the United States' ability to understand climate change - a role that requires the agency to conduct independent research, but puts it at cross purposes with a White House that has repeatedly expressed skepticism of the established science of global warming.

White House pressed agency to repudiate weather forecasters who contradicted Trump
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White House pressed agency to repudiate weather forecasters who contradicted Trump

The White House was directly involved in pressing a federal scientific agency to repudiate the weather forecasters who contradicted President Trump's claim that Hurricane Dorian would probably strike Alabama, according to several people familiar with the events.

Commerce chief threatened firings at NOAA after Trump's Dorian tweets, sources say
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Commerce chief threatened firings at NOAA after Trump's Dorian tweets, sources say

Wilbur L. Ross Jr. made the threat after the agency’s Alabama office contradicted the president’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit the state.
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