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Trump asserts executive privilege to keep full Mueller report SECRET...


After the full House votes the issue is expected to end up in the courts.  

Lawmakers debated the contempt charge for six and half hours before holding a final vote on the matter with Democrats arguing they needed the full Mueller report for their congressional oversight responsibilities and Republicans charging a political dog-and-pony show.  

The White House moved to pre-empt the vote by invoking executive privilege over the Democrats' demands. 

'Faced with Chairman Nadler's blatant abuse of power, and at the Attorney General's request, the President has no other option than to make a protective assertion of executive privilege,' White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement sent out as the contempt vote was happening on Capitol Hill.