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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:47 PM

Justice Department refuses to comply with congressional subpoena for testimony on citizenship questi

Source: Washington Post

By Rachael Bade April 24 at 3:38 PM

The Justice Department said Wednesday that it will not comply with a congressional subpoena for a Trump administration official to testify in a House panelís investigation of the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

In a letter to the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd informed the panel that John Gore, the principal deputy assistant attorney general for the Justice Departmentís civil rights division, will not give a deposition.

Goreís refusal to appear before the committee is at the direction of Attorney General William P. Barr, according to the letter, escalating the already explosive fight between the executive and legislative branch.

Boyd said the reason Gore would not appear stemmed from the panelís refusal to allow a department attorney to join him for the deposition. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), chairman of the committee, has threatened to hold Gore in contempt if he does not show.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/justice-department-refuses-to-comply-with-congressional-subpoena-for-testimony-on-citizenship-question-and-2020-census/2019/04/24/d132996a-66a6-11e9-a1b6-b29b90efa879_story.html



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Reply Justice Department refuses to comply with congressional subpoena for testimony on citizenship questi (Original post)
Eugene Apr 2019 OP
C_U_L8R Apr 2019 #1
ArizonaLib Apr 2019 #11
murielm99 Apr 2019 #2
nykym Apr 2019 #3
JustAnotherGen Apr 2019 #4
JudyM Apr 2019 #7
AllaN01Bear Apr 2019 #5
Talitha Apr 2019 #8
AllaN01Bear Apr 2019 #16
Talitha Apr 2019 #18
AllaN01Bear Apr 2019 #19
AllaN01Bear Apr 2019 #20
gademocrat7 Apr 2019 #6
ArizonaLib Apr 2019 #9
turbinetree Apr 2019 #10
sakabatou Apr 2019 #12
BigmanPigman Apr 2019 #15
kyburbonkid Apr 2019 #13
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2019 #14
DeminPennswoods Apr 2019 #17

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:55 PM

1. Lock him up.

Itís the proper thing to do.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:52 PM

11. He's afraid they will separate his family

He's also afraid of the phrase "Orange is the new black". He thinks it is a race thing.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:55 PM

2. Lock him the hell up.

Lock them all up. Fill the jails with anyone who shows contempt.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:56 PM

3. only one thing to say

LOCK HIM UP!
and any others who refuse.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:00 PM

4. I feel like

Barr is testing the waters with this.

Yeah - if there is a way for the man to be arrested for contempt- he should be. A Justice Department attorney does not need to be present for Congressional Testimony.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:22 PM

7. They're all testing the water, including Orang-a-tan and conniving McConnell. Flouting civility and

the law.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:01 PM

5. time to send the seargent at arms after him .

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:39 PM

8. Who is the seargent at arms, and what is their power?

Better yet, is there a website that can explain this to me?
Thanks!

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #16)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 11:44 AM

18. Thank you!

I learn SO much every day here in DU.
TBH, I didn't know the House had a Sergeant at Arms.
Thanks again!

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Response to Talitha (Reply #18)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 05:12 PM

19. he is just a cop :)

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Response to Talitha (Reply #18)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 05:12 PM

20. youre welcome :)

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:12 PM

6. These cretins are not above the law.

They are obstructing justice.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:47 PM

9. These criminals never act like they have nothing to hide

Funny how they never found anything on President Clinton unless you count sex denials.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:51 PM

10. Another Federalist Society tactic by Barr...................just fuck the peoples government

of the house of Representative, drag his ass in and ask in what part he missed in his fucking law school classroom on what the rule of law means, and ask him when he took the oath to defend and protect the CONSTITUTION, if he was just full of Federalist Society shit..............................................what a asshole.........................LOCK THEM UP.......................

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:57 PM

12. Hit them with contempt of Congress

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:50 PM

15. Right, and do it now. Why wait?!?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:03 PM

13. He's a damn servant of the US GOV and the House is in charge of oversite

If he's doesn't show, it's contempt of Congress and prison for him. Lock him up.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:10 PM

14. I thought Congressional subpoena was settled law. I am not a lawyer, but I love legal theory. . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 08:10 AM

17. Yesterday on MSNBC, one of the guest lawyers

while discussing McGahn's situation, said something to the effect that being cited for contempt of Congress could keep a person from getting a job. It made me wonder if being cited for contempt of Congress could cost a person their govt job.

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