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Justice Dept. Cites Executive Privilege In Keeping Census Documents From Democrats

NPR Wednesday, 12 June 2019 ()
As Congress was holding a hearing on contempt for two Cabinet secretaries, the Justice Department said that it would not surrender materials sought by oversight committee Chairman Elijah Cummings.
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News video: DOJ: Barr Will Ask Trump To Invoke Executive Privilege If Oversight Committee Proceeds With Contempt Vote

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Just one day before the House Oversight Committee’s vote to hold Attorney General William Bar and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt, the DOJ announced it will request that President Trump invoke executive privilege over the subpoenaed census documents.

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