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Mueller report latest: Barr to be held in contempt over handling of findings

House to vote to hold attorney general in contempt of CongressPlus, Trump asserts executive privilege over report Sign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 9.16pm BST New York’s Democratic-controlled Senate approved a bill Wednesday that would allow Congress to gain access to the state’s most powerful taxpayer, the Associated Press reports from Albany. The bill which now goes to the state Assembly, doesn’t target Trump by name but would authorize state tax officials to release returns filed by several state and federal officeholders if requested by the leaders of the House Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Finance Committee or the Joint Committee on Taxation. ...The law would apply to returns filed by the US president and vice president, US senators, the state’s governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general or comptroller. Related: Pent up for years, Democrats finally in control of Albany pass a burst of bills 8.55pm BST The typically garrulous president apparently doesn’t want to talk to reporters today.Trump did not speak to reporters upon leaving the White House just now. He also closed his cabinet meeting to reporters earlier today, after it was listed as open to the pool. He’s successfully avoided commenting on two major stories: his taxes and executive privilege.It's not true that Democrats "don't want money to go" to the Panhandle for disaster recovery. They argue that if Florida is getting "billions of $$$" for hurricane recovery, so should Puerto Rico, where the death toll is estimated in the thousands https://t.co/atMw3RpD73 Continue reading...

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