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U.S. House panel backs citing two Trump officials with contempt over census

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By Jan Wolfe, David Morgan and Mark Hosenball

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The President wants to use "executive privilege" to keep the country from hearing first-hand about his racist intent regarding the U.S. census.

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This whole thing stinks. It's a clear plan to suppress minority responses to the census in order to increase white Republican representation. Hofeller. Kobach. Bannon. You think these guys were ever concerned about protecting the voting rights act?

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/30/us/census-citizenship-question-hofeller.html

The sad thing is that the conservative majority on the Supreme Court will likely uphold the Commerce Department's move.

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The Oversight Committee is looking into how the Trump administration devised its plan to add the citizenship question. The committee has said that Ross, whose department runs the census, told the panel that he added the question "solely" at the request of the Justice Department.

This one is pretty open and shut. They already have the documents showing Ross knowingly lied in his statement to the committee. Ross said the request came from the DOJ when it was really the White House telling the DOJ to make the request.

It's an obviously naked political attempt to rig the system and those behind it tried to cover up their involvement.

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Trump earlier in the day asserted executive privilege

in his ongoing attempts to undermine the democratic principles of the republic. Trump has autocrat envy; he wants to be like Xi, Kim (his stated love interest), Putin, MbS and others.

A properly functioning democracy is perhaps the only way to prevent authoritarian dictatorships.

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A properly functioning democracy is perhaps the only way to prevent authoritarian dictatorships.

Define properly functioning.

The US is a representative democracy/republic, not a direct democracy, if you meant the latter.

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The US is a representative democracy/republic, not a direct democracy, if you meant the latter.

Ergo, rigging the electoral system is fine and dandy.

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This whole thing stinks.

It does.

It's a clear plan to suppress minority responses to the census in order to increase white Republican representation.

If that were true Obama would have never won twice. Now I do think we should know how many illegals are in this country and how many are voting

Hofeller. Kobach. Bannon. You think these guys were ever concerned about protecting the voting rights act?

Probably as much as the Democrats wanting to protect the border.

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