This relates to refusal to turn over documents relating to the citizenship question on the census.
New: DOJ informs House Oversight President Trump is invoking executive privilege with regard to some of the subpoenaed documents regarding addition of a citizenship to 2020 census pic.twitter.com/vlVE000dqi— Sam Levine (@srl) June 12, 2019
So weird that the administration is going to such lengths to not disclose how they came to a census question that was/is totally benign.
The census is in Article 1 of the Constitution, you know, the part about Congress. The idea that the Congress isn’t allowed oversight over something that is specifically designated as within Congress’s purview is just ludicrous.
Rep. Meadows makes a point of order saying that the meeting today is improper because Cummings didn’t provide proper notice. Rep. Jordan sent letter outlining this last night. Meadows says action will be subject to litigation if Cummings moves forward.— Sam Levine (@srl) June 12, 2019
Cummings says he’ll postpone the vote on Barr and Ross’s contempt til later this afternoon to allow members to review the president’s assertion of executive privilege.— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) June 12, 2019
BREAKING: The House Oversight and Reform Committee voted to hold William Barr and Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for defying subpoenas for information about adding the citizenship question on the 2020 census https://t.co/glm0fp6LmE— POLITICO (@politico) June 12, 2019
Rep. Amash joins Oversight Dems in recommending that Barr and Ross be held in contempt for defying census probe subpoenas. Amash had previously joined Dems in approving the subpoenas themselves