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Senate Democrats on Friday called for a federal investigation into the Trump transition team's questionnaire sent to the Department of Energy.

In a letter to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, nine senators expressed concerns that the questionnaire violated regulations protecting civil employees from partisan coercion and asked that the Special Counsel "take a close look at the motives" behind the questions targeting climate science.

The scientific community has continued to speak out, with Michael Mann writing in a Washington Post op-ed on Friday that scientists "fear an era of McCarthyist attacks on our work and our integrity."

Letter: Washington Post, The Hill, E&E

Scientists: NPR Weekend Edition, Time, Mashable

Commentary: Washington Post, Michael Mann op-ed

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