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House oversight chairman cites 'massive' obstruction by Trump, Barr

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic chairman of the House Oversight Committee accused the Trump administration of a “massive, unprecedented, and growing pattern of obstruction” for ordering federal employees not to comply with congressional investigations.

“Both President Trump and Attorney General Barr are now openly ordering federal employees to ignore congressional subpoenas and simply not show up - without any assertion of a valid legal privilege,” U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings said in a statement.

Reporting by Doina Chiacu and Mark Hosenball; Editing by Mohammad Zargham

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