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Sorry House Dems, There’s No Capitol Jail For You To Detain Defiant Witnesses

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May 2, 2019 4:30 p.m.

It’s a sign of the times that, in light of aggressive efforts by the Trump administration to defy Congress’ oversight demands for information, House Democrats are floating the use of an arcane tool known as “inherent contempt” to compel administration officials to testify.

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