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PoliticsHouse Dems to hold Barr, Ross in contempt over census question

00:10  04 june  2019
00:10  04 june  2019 Source:   politico.com

Contempt vote likely after DOJ rejects demand for census docs

Contempt vote likely after DOJ rejects demand for census docs The attorney general and commerce secretary didn't comply with a Thursday deadline to turn over documents.

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to recommend that the House hold Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over Robert S. Mueller III’s unredacted report

Nadler (D-New York) scheduled the vote for Wednesday, after Barr failed to comply with a subpoena to turn over an unredacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report to the In a resolution filed Monday morning, Nadler recommends that Barr be found guilty of contempt of Congress.

House Dems to hold Barr, Ross in contempt over census question © Mark Thiessen/AP Photo 190603_william-Barr_ap_773.jpg

The House Oversight and Reform Committee is moving to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for defying the panel’s subpoena for information about efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

“Unfortunately, your actions are part of a pattern,” Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) wrote to Barr and Ross in separate letters. “The Trump administration has been engaged in one of the most unprecedented cover-ups since Watergate, extending from the White House to multiple federal agencies and departments of the government and across numerous investigations.”

Cummings said he would consider postponing the contempt votes if Barr and Ross turn over the requested documents by Thursday, June 6.

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Amash breaks with GOP in Barr, Ross contempt vote.
Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), the only Republican in Congress to come out in favor of starting impeachment proceedings against President Trump, broke with his party again on Wednesday with a committee vote to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt.Amash joined Democrats to vote in favor of the contempt resolution, which was in relation to subpoenaed documents on the Trump administration's addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Amash had also sided with Democrats in votes over which amendments to add to the contempt resolution.

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