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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos held in civil contempt for violating judge's order on student loan collection

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos held in civil contempt for violating judge's order on student loan collectionThe Department of Education had been ordered to stop collecting on federal loans of students who attended Corinthian College, which closed in 2015.



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U.S. lawmakers delay action to hold Trump adviser Conway in contempt

U.S. lawmakers delay action to hold Trump adviser Conway in contemptU.S. lawmakers have backed off on plans to hold White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena last week as a string of current and former Trump officials spurn congressional oversight. Conway, Republican President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, had failed to appear at a July 15 congressional hearing relating to allegations she violated laws limiting federal employees’ political activity. The U.S. House of Representatives’ Oversight Committee, led by Democrats, had subpoenaed Conway to compel her testimony after she earlier declined to appear voluntarily.



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Justice Department will not pursue criminal contempt charges in Census dispute with Congress

Justice Department will not pursue criminal contempt charges in Census dispute with CongressThe U.S. Justice Department will not pursue criminal charges against Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, after Democrats in the House of Representatives voted to hold them in contempt in a dispute over documents concerning whether to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. "Accordingly, the department will not bring the congressional contempt citations before a grand jury or take any other action to prosecute the Attorney General or the Secretary," he added.



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DOJ won't charge William Barr, Wilbur Ross after contempt vote

DOJ won't charge William Barr, Wilbur Ross after contempt voteLawmakers never expected the Justice Department to prosecute its own leader.



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The Latest: White House slams contempt vote for officials

The Latest: White House slams contempt vote for officialsThe White House is slamming the Democrat-controlled House’s vote to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failing to comply with subpoenas related to a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Grisham says the departments of Justice and Commerce have produced more than 31,000 pages of documents on the issue, and that senior officials from both agencies have spoken on record to address the matter. The vote is largely symbolic because the Justice Department is unlikely to prosecute Barr and Ross.



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House votes to hold Attorney General William Barr, Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress

House votes to hold Attorney General William Barr, Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of CongressHouse lawmakers accused Attorney General Barr and Commerce Secretary Ross of failing to provide Congress with information about the citizenship question for the census; reaction and analysis from the 'Special Report' All-Stars.



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House holds 2 Trump officials in contempt in census dispute

House holds 2 Trump officials in contempt in census disputeThe 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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Democrats to pursue criminal contempt against Barr, Ross

Democrats to pursue criminal contempt against Barr, RossSpeaker of the House Nancy Pelosi prepares to hold vote after House returns from recess; Garrett Tenney reports from Washington, D.C.



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UPDATE 2-U.S. House panel to vote on holding White House ex-official in contempt

UPDATE 2-U.S. House panel to vote on holding White House ex-official in contemptA U.S. House committee will vote on holding a former White House security director in contempt for failing to appear for questioning on allegations the Trump administration inappropriately granted clearances to some of the president’s advisers, the panel’s chairman said on Tuesday. “We will hold a vote of our committee shortly to hold him in contempt and then we will check with House counsel … to see where we go from there,” House of Representatives Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings said in an interview with MSNBC. Carl Kline, who served as the White House personnel security chief for the first two years of Republican Donald Trump’s presidency and now works for the Department of Defense, had been called to appear before the committee at 9 a.m. (1300 GMT).



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SEC says Musk's contempt defense 'borders on the ridiculous'

SEC says Musk's contempt defense 'borders on the ridiculous'DETROIT (AP) — U.S. securities regulators countered Tesla CEO Elon Musk's contempt-of-court defense Monday night, writing in court papers that he brazenly disregarded a federal judge's order and that one of his arguments "borders on the ridiculous."



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