Perez: Trump’s request of agency personnel ‘illegal’
Labor Secretary and candidate for DNC chair Tom Perez says Trump’s team’s inquiries of agency personnel is against the law.
That is illegal,” Perez, who is running for chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), told CBS Radio News in an exclusive interview Friday.
“Will dedicated career people be targeted because they were doing the right work?”
Earlier this month, Trump’s team asked the Energy Department for a list of employees who have been involved in climate change issues in President Obama’s administration, but the agency rejected the request.
The Trump transition team later told The Washington Post the letter was “not authorized,” adding that the person behind it had been “properly counseled.”
Last week, the transition team requested full reports from the State Department about “gender-related staffing, programming and funding.” The Washington Post reported that an agency official is worried the probe will lead to a “witch hunt.”