Reports: Trump Team Asks For Names Of Staffers Working To Combat Extremism

Evan Vucci

Donald Trump's transition team has asked for the names of staffers at the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security who work on programs to counter violent extremism, Reuters reported Friday.

CNN confirmed Saturday that the Trump team asked for names of State Department employees working on those programs.

"Please indicate names of people serving in those roles and status (political or career)," the Trump team said in an email to the State Department obtained by Reuters, asking to identify staffers working on programs to counter extremism.

The Trump team sent a similar communication to the Department of Homeland Security, Reuters reported, citing three unnamed U.S. officials.

Trump's transition team has also asked the State Department for information on programs and jobs related to the promotion of gender equality, the New York Times reported last week.

The requests to the State Department follow reports that the Trump team previously sent a questionnaire to the Department of Energy asking to identify staffers working on programs related to climate change. The Energy Department rejected that request.

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Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.
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