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Top Trump science adviser candidate thinks climate scientists are a ‘glassy-eyed cult’

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Princeston physicist William Happer is reportedly the top candidate to be President Donald Trump’s official science adviser — and he really does not think much of climate scientists.

In an interview with the Guardian, the 77-year-old Happer describes climate scientists as more of a “cult” that he believes will undermine the public’s trust in science as a whole.

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“There’s a whole area of climate so-called science that is really more like a cult,” Happer told the Guardian. “It’s like Hare Krishna or something like that. They’re glassy-eyed and they chant. It will potentially harm the image of all science.”

Happer’s skepticism of climate change research makes him a good fit for President Trump, who at one point claimed that climate change was merely a hoax concocted by the Chinese government to undermine American industry.

In addition to his opposition to mainstream climate science, Happer also supports muzzling scientists within the government from independently talking about their work without first getting clearance.

“So many people are fed up of listening to the government lie to them about margarine and climate change that when something is actually true and beneficial they don’t listen,” he told the publication. “The government should have a reputation of being completely reliable about facts – real facts.”

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How Fiona Hill shamed every public official still aiding Trump’s obstruction

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Accumulating evidence of impeachable offenses by President Donald J. Trump, based on available documents and witness testimony, is overwhelming. It began with the July 25 "transcript" he urged us all to read in which he responds to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky's entreaty for more military assistance by asking for those two "favors." Officials described under oath how, under orders from Trump, they were required to pressure the Ukraine government into announcing "investigations" of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, and the Democratic National Committee, which did not have to be genuine. And it may yet extend beyond the damning revelations delivered during the past several days before the House Intelligence Committee.

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‘A complete sham’: Anger grows over report GOP senators met with Trump to map out ‘rigged’ impeachment trial

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News from The Washington Post that top White House officials held a clandestine meeting Thursday with Republican Senators to map out a plan to limit the Senate impeachment trial while President Trump has been secretly "courting" Senate Republicans in an effort to gauge and gain their loyalty has many angered and alarmed.

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What did the vice president know? Don’t fall for Mike Pence’s non-denial denials

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“Everyone was in the loop,” Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the EU, told Congress on Wednesday. As he made clear, that very much included Vice President Mike Pence.

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Sondland’s testimony that he had informed Pence about Trump’s Ukranian squeeze – and that Pence simply responded with a nod — elicited what at first glance appeared to be denials from Pence’s office, but really weren’t.

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