Back off on Barr or Trump will invoke executive privilege over subpoenaed docs Conservative News Today

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The Department of Justice warned the House Oversight Committee that it would move to ask President Trump to invoke executive privilege over subpoenaed documents.

Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd wrote to House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings on Tuesday, threatening to involve the president if the panel went ahead and voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt.

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Boyd told Cummings to “hold the subpoenas in abeyance and delay any vote on whether to recommend a citation of contempt for noncompliance with subpoenas, pending the President’s determination of this question.”

The House Oversight and Reform Committee moved last week to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt over documents related to a Trump administration plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020…

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