“Ross Admits Bannon Put Him In Touch With Kobach To Talk Census Citizenship Question”

TPM:

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross admitted Thursday in ongoing litigation that then-White House adviser Steve Bannon called him in the spring of 2017 to put him in touch with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to discuss adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

Ross’ admission is contrary to previous testimony he gave to Congress in which he said he was not aware of being contacted by anyone in the White House about adding a citizenship question….

Thursday’s revelation — which was tweeted out by a spokeswoman for New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, who’s leading one of the lawsuits — is the Justice Department’s response to a discovery request by the challengers that it detail who Ross was referring to in a memo submitted in June after the records including Kobach’s emails were released.

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