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Trump Exerts Executive Privilege Over Census Materials

The Department of Justice has informed the House Oversight and Reform Committee that President Trump has exerted executive privilege over certain documents subpoenaed by the committee regarding the administration's decision to include a question about U.S. citizenship in the 2020 census. The letter can be read here and below. 


Livestream: Experts Testify Before House Judiciary Committee on Executive Privilege

At 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, the House Committee on the Judiciary will hear testimony from legal experts on the issue of executive privilege and congressional oversight. A video of the hearing is available below. 

Witnesses include Kate Shaw of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; Paul Rosenzweig of R Street Institute, and a contributing editor of Lawfare; Jonathan Turley of George Washington University Law School; and Neil Kinkopf of Georgia State University College of Law. 



Document: Justice Department Letter to Nadler Invoking Executive Privilege Over Unredacted Mueller Report

On Wednesday, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legislative Affairs Stephen Boyd transmitted a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler notifying Nadler that the president was invoking executive privilege over the unredacted Mueller report in response to Nadler's scheduling of a vote to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt. The letter is below.


Executive Privilege and Compelled Testimony of Presidential Advisers: Don McGahn's Dilemma

The issue of whether former White House Counsel Don McGahn’ will testify before Congress raises questions about executive privilege and the compelled congressional testimony of senior presidential advisers that the courts have only seldom, if ever, addressed.

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