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Trump invokes executive privilege in fight over census citizenship question
Posted on June 12, 2019 by Tribune News Service
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday asserted executive privilege over information House Democrats are seeking regarding the decision to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census.
The move came as a House panel was expected to vote later in the day to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas seeking information about the decision.
If the House Committee on Oversight and Reform approves the contempt resolution, it would become the second panel that has voted to hold Barr in contempt for failing to cooperate with congressional investigations.
The debate comes ahead of the 2020 census, in which the Trump administration hopes to ask whether respondents are U.S. citizens. Democrats allege the question was added for partisan reasons and will result in intimidating noncitizens into not responding to the constitutionally mandated query of residents, pointing to documents that appear to prove their suspicions.
Ross was “aggressively pressing his staff to add the citizenship questions” and “he was doing it at the urging of the White House,” said Committee Chairman Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md.
They have demanded interviews and documents that would show the administration’s internal deliberations.
“I want to know why this question was magically added after we have seen that a political operative knew and detailed an intent to intimidate racial and immigrant communities for a partisan purpose, saying this will hurt Democrats and help Republicans,” said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.
Ross has denied any political motivations for adding the question. The administration has claimed the citizenship information will assist it in enforcing the Voting Rights Act, though experts cast doubt on that assertion.
Trump on Wednesday defended the citizenship question, saying it’s “totally ridiculous” to do a census without it.
“When you have a census and you’re not allowed to talk about whether somebody’s a citizen or not, that doesn’t sound so good to me,” he said.
The last census to include a citizenship question for all households was in 1950.
The House Oversight Committee spent hours on Wednesday sparring over the inquiry, with Republicans defending the question and the administration’s decision to assert privilege.
“This is the legislative branch of government, not the harass-and-attack branch of government, and this committee should not succumb to the level of vitriol and division that we witness across this nation,” said Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La.
Republican lawmakers accused Democrats of using their subpoenas to try to influence a U.S. Supreme Court case challenging the citizenship question. The justices are expected to issue a decision on whether the question is legally valid before the court’s term ends later this month.
The hearing is just the latest in the ongoing battle over subpoenas between the Democrat-led House and the Trump administration.
On Tuesday, the full House voted to authorize the Judiciary Committee to go to court to seek enforcement of separate subpoenas against Barr and former White House counsel Donald McGahn related to the report by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., indicated the House won’t actually go to court if the Justice Department turns over more information related to the report.
Similarly, it is unclear whether a contempt citation approved by the House Oversight Committee would go before the full House. Democrats have tried to use the contempt citations as leverage to get the administration to respond to their demands for documents.
— Jennifer Haberkorn
Los Angeles Time
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“When you have a census and you’re not allowed to talk about whether somebody’s a citizen or not, that doesn’t sound so good to me,” he said.
 
The purpose of a census is to determine representation in Congress and allocation of funds.... WHY WOULD YOU COUNT ILLEGALS to help determine representation and funding ?
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That answer would be to STEAL as much as Possible and elevate as many NEW Voters as possible by removing that hideous MUST be a Citizen caveat.
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man if you aren't a legal citizen you should not have the right to vote period..typical democrats for you. another proud moment for you democrats.
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Those Democraps, Not 'You' Democraps as I will not vote for those people.
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