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Tue Nov 12, 2019, 03:57 PM

New evidence shows contact between Trump official and Republican redistricting expert

Source: Washington Post

Newly released documents show that contrary to statements by the Trump administration, a member of the president’s transition team communicated directly about adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census with a Republican redistricting strategist who determined the question would help Republicans and non-Hispanic whites.

The documents, released Tuesday by the House Oversight and Reform Committee, show text messages about the question between transition team member Mark Neuman and the strategist, Thomas Hofeller, in the summer of 2017, at a time when other evidence shows administration members were actively discussing how the question might be added to the survey.

A Justice Department spokesman in May flatly denied allegations of contact between Hofeller and the administration. The spokesman also had said an unpublished study by Hofeller from 2015 showing the question would benefit Republicans and whites had “played no role” in the administration’s push to add the question.

But July 2, two weeks after a request from the Oversight Committee, Neuman produced documents confirming he had communicated with Hofeller and his business partner, Dalton “Dale” Oldham, on how to craft the question, according to a memo released by the committee Tuesday.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/new-evidence-shows-contact-between-trump-official-and-republican-redistricting-expert-over-census-citizenship-question-contradicting-earlier-doj-claims/2019/11/12/95bb97f4-0577-11ea-ac12-3325d49eacaa_story.html

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:03 PM

1. "contrary to statements by the Trump administration,..."

Gee, we've never heard those words before!

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 06:01 PM

9. Yeah, that only happens two or three times a day.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:46 PM

2. By hook or by crook... nt

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Response to crickets (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 06:02 PM

10. My money is on

"crook."

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 05:15 PM

3. Trump has a corrupt Administration.#ImpeachTrumpNow

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 05:19 PM

4. If you can't beat'm, cheat'm! n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 05:32 PM

5. The reprobate party has built an industry around cheating...nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 05:49 PM

6. Has there ever been an administration this corrupt?

Every day someone reports one more contact with Russians or one more corrupt deal or one more crime. And we are probably seeing only the tip of the iceberg. The NYT had an article today about the back channel business relationships between Trump and the Kushners and Erdogan’s sons-in-law, relationships that led Trump to prioritize his business dealings with Turkey and the lives of our allies over US interests. And yet Republicans continue to stand behind him applauding everything he does to destroy the rule of law. Astonishing.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 06:23 PM

12. We need a new word for this - "corrupt" isn't evil enough

Anybody?

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 09:45 PM

13. Putrid, depraved, debasing, bastardized, perverted...

adulterated, heinous, odius, wicked, dystopic, shitshow, turdful...

Any of those work?

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 08:22 AM

14. These are good, but we need to roll them all together somehow

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 05:53 PM

7. Since he's been placed in our WH, most of Trump's time has been spent on...

• Tweeting about enemies
• Golfing
• Getting Re-elected

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 05:59 PM

8. You would think even Republicans would get sick of the constant lies

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 06:03 PM

11. Even Tricky Dicky would be ashamed. Probably not Roy Cohn, or Rove, or the Federalist Soc.

It's just "business" as usual. Business being lying, blackmailing, subverting justice, etc.

But it's not the business of making the country actually work. They're in the opposite "business".

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