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Mon Sep 9, 2019, 11:19 PM

Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trumps Dorian Tweets, Sources Say

By Christopher Flavelle, Lisa Friedman and Peter Baker
Sept. 9, 2019
Updated 10:44 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON — The Secretary of Commerce threatened to fire top employees at the federal scientific agency responsible for weather forecasts last Friday after the agency’s Birmingham office contradicted President Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama, according to three people familiar with the discussion.

That threat led to an unusual, unsigned statement later that Friday by the agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, disavowing the National Weather Service’s position that Alabama was not at risk. The reversal caused widespread anger within the agency and drew accusations from the scientific community that the National Weather Service, which is part of NOAA, had been bent to political purposes.

NOAA’s statement on Friday is now being examined by the Commerce Department’s Office of Inspector General, according to documents reviewed by The New York Times, and employees have been asked to preserve their files. NOAA is a division of the Commerce Department.

The National Weather Service “must maintain standards of scientific integrity,” the inspector general, Peggy E. Gustafson, wrote in a message to NOAA staff members in which she requested documents related to Friday’s statement. The circumstances, she wrote, “call into question the NWS’s processes, scientific independence, and ability to communicate accurate and timely weather warnings and data to the nation in times of national emergency.”

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/09/climate/hurricane-dorian-trump-tweet.html

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Mon Sep 9, 2019, 11:46 PM

1. Keep going liberals, the landslide MAGA victory party will be epic

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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:22 AM

2. Whoop-whoop-de-do.

I don't see where President Trump claimed to be a meteorologist, and so anyone who took him as such is pretty stupid.

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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:57 AM

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