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House holds 2 Trump officials in contempt in census dispute


Carolyn Kaster – Associated Press

President Donald Trump spoke with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, left, and Attorney General William Barr in Rose Garden on Thursday.

WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled House voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas related to a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

The House voted, 230-198, to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt. The vote, a political blow to the Trump administration, is largely symbolic because the Justice Department is unlikely to prosecute the two men.


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