/Trump asserts executive privilege to block access to census documents

Trump asserts executive privilege to block access to census documents

 

 

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President Donald Trump claimed executive privilege to block Congress’ access to documents about how a citizenship question was added to the 2020 census.

The move came as the House Oversight and Reform Committee was beginning proceedings Wednesday morning to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with the subpoenas.