Did Trump Order Mulvaney to Spread Lies About Dorian?

Statement of Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen

Note: The New York Times is reporting that the White House was directly involved in pressing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to repudiate weather forecasters who contradicted President Donald Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian likely would strike Alabama.

Now it’s time to ask the logical follow-up question: Did President Trump order Mulvaney to have government officials lie about the Hurricane Dorian forecast?