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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:29 AM

Trump asserts executive privilege to shield documents on Census citizenship question

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Source: Washington Post

President Trump on Wednesday asserted executive privilege to shield documents about the administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, a move meant to try to undercut an expected vote by a House panel to hold his attorney general and commerce secretary in contempt for failing to turn over the materials to lawmakers.

Attorney General William P. Barr had a day earlier warned the House Oversight Committee that if it moved toward holding him in contempt, he would ask Trump to assert privilege to protect the materials. The committee, though, rejected his offer, and was preparing to vote Wednesday on a contempt finding when Trump followed through on Barr’s threat.

The department revealed the assertion in a letter to the committee, which called the contempt vote “unnecessary and premature.”

In the Justice Department’s view, the privilege assertion undercuts the contempt finding, because it prevents the attorney general from turning over materials lawmakers had subpoenaed.




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Original article and headline -

Trump asserts executive privilege to shield documents from House panel investigating decision to add citizenship question to census

By Washington Post Staff
June 12 at 10:26 AM

The decision was meant to try to undermine a vote by the House Oversight Committee to hold Attorney General William P. Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failing to turn over the materials to lawmakers.

Barr had a day earlier warned the Oversight Committee that if it moved toward holding him in contempt, he would ask President Trump to assert privilege to protect the materials. The committee, though, rejected his offer, and was set to vote Wednesday on a contempt finding when Trump followed through on Barr’s threat.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2019/06/12/trump-asserts-executive-privilege-to-shield-documents-from-house-panel-investigating-decision-to-add-citizenship-question-to-census/?utm_term=.8dc248c1a47a

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BumRushDaShow Wednesday OP
TommyCelt Wednesday #1
pecosbob Wednesday #2
The Mouth Wednesday #3
TryLogic Wednesday #4
BlueIdaho Wednesday #5
Gothmog Wednesday #6
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Wednesday #9
mahatmakanejeeves Wednesday #7
Achilleaze Wednesday #8
NewEnglandAutumn Wednesday #10
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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 11:15 AM

1. Coward (nt)

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 11:31 AM

2. This is using your timeouts in the 4th period

As they backstep, they retreat to the next legal blockade, adding another court and pushing the inevitable down the road another week or two.

Hofeller's hard drive shows the admin's claims regarding the origin of this proposal to be lies. They're on record lying once, so they can't afford to get caught out again and still claim deniability. Their only option from this point is to stonewall.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 11:37 AM

3. We should get rid of 'Executive Privilege' entirely

IMHO.

Democrat or Republican, they work for *US* as *OUR* employee.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 01:17 PM

4. Rediculous inappropriate use of executive priviledge.

I think that is called abuse of power.

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Response to TryLogic (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 01:28 PM

5. Agreed.

This is not a proper and appropriate use of executive privilege. We need to hustle this travesty through the courts - and stop this abuse of power dead in its tracks. In the long run, Congress needs to address this issue - along with dozens of other issues that have lead to the expansive powers of the Presidency.

Much like after Nixon, it’s time to reign in the executive branch and force Congress to do its fucking oversight duties.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 01:40 PM

6. According to Neal Katyal, this assertion may kill the concept of executive privilege

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 05:24 PM

9. He'd burn the country down to save himself

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 02:17 PM

7. READ: Trump's letter asserting executive privilege over subpoenaed census documents

READ: Trump's letter asserting executive privilege over subpoenaed census documents http://hill.cm/y8fkTky


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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 02:28 PM

8. KGOP republicans hiding their evil, anti-American democracy shit

as usual. No honesty, no integrity, no honor (R).

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 06:29 PM

10. what would happen if

we lie and say we are not legal citizens on the census?

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Response to NewEnglandAutumn (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 04:21 PM

11. A visit from ICE????

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