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DOJ won’t prosecute ex-Trump Commerce chief Ross for misleading Congress on census question

NBC News

By Teaganne Finn

July 19, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will not prosecute former Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for misrepresenting why a citizenship question was proposed for last year’s census, according to the Commerce Department’s inspector general.

Ross “misrepresented the full rationale for the reinstatement of the citizenship question” during two appearances before House committees in March 2018, said a letter from the department’s watchdog to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney, both Democrats from New York.

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