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Democratic draft platform seeks DOJ probe of fossil fuel companies

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Fox News speaks with Sam Kazman on the Democratic Party's discussions of endorsing investigations of climate skeptics. 

One of the groups targeted as part of Walker's probe was the libertarian think tank Competitive Enterprise Institute, which told FoxNews.com it would be a blow to the First Amendment if the Democratic Party endorses such an investigation as part of their platform.

“I think it doesn’t bode well for the future of free speech,” Sam Kazman, CEI’s general counsel, told FoxNews.com. “It’s one thing where you have some individuals in power who think they’re going to be government censors and start shutting down a debate. But when it becomes an actual platform of a major political party, we go from individual wrongdoing to mass delusion that justice is being done.”

Walker issued a subpoena in April against CEI that demanded 10 years of its communications, but has since withdrawn it. CEI is seeking sanctions against Walker, noting that the broader subpoena against Exxon still exists, and the subpoena against CEI could be re-issued at any time.

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