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READ: Letter asserting Trump's executive privilege over census docs

President TrumpDonald TrumpNorth Carolina Senate passes trio of election measures 14 Republicans vote against making Juneteenth a federal holiday Border state governors rebel against Biden's immigration chaos MORE asserted executive privilege over subpoenaed documents in a letter from the Department of Justice to House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsDemocrats plot next move after GOP sinks Jan. 6 probe Lawmakers press AbbVie CEO on increased US prices of two drugs Overnight Health Care: AstraZeneca may have included outdated data on vaccine trial, officials say | Pelosi says drug pricing measure under discussion for infrastructure package | Biden administration extends special ObamaCare enrollment until August MORE (D-Md.) on Wednesday.

The documents requested by the committee included drafts of a letter sent from the Justice Department to Commerce officials requesting that a citizenship question be added to the 2020 census.

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"The executive branch has engaged in good-faith efforts to satisfy the legislative needs of the committee," the letter reads. "Moreover, until the committee's abrupt decision to seek a contempt resolution, the department was prepared to provide a significant number of additional documents responsive to the committee's April 2, 2019 subpoena."

"Unfortunately, rather than allowing the department to complete its document production, you have chosen to go forward with an unnecessary and premature contempt vote."

Read the text of the letter below.