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Hansi Lo Wang @hansilowang
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NEW: Internal Trump admin email shows @TheJusticeDept discussing the possibility of changing current legal protections that keep census info confidential & that sharing individuals' responses w law enforcement, national security officers may "come up later for renewed debate"👇
2. This June 12 email to acting civil rights division head, John Gore, from his then-chief of staff Ben Aguiñaga was filed Friday w San Francisco fed court by @AClaudeCase, one of #2020census #citizenshipquestion lawsuit plaintiffs' attys w @manatt @LawyersComm @PublicCounsel.
3. Issue came up after @RepJimmyGomez, D-Calif., asked if @TheJusticeDept under Trump administration agrees w this 2010 Obama-era DOJ memo confirming the Patriot Act could not force @CommerceGov secretary to release individuals' confidential census info👇…
4. In his June 12 email, Aguiñaga noted that he sent Gore a draft answer to @JimmyGomezCA's question that "does not directly address the question."

"I don't think we want to say too much there," he wrote.

Here's how the draft answer was worded👇
5. @uscensusbureau has stressed it's committed to confidentiality.

"Title 13 makes it very clear that the data we collect ... cannot be shared for nonstatistical purposes — including law enforcement," Acting Director @jarmin_ron wrote in May blog post👇…
6. Plaintiffs' attorneys with @manatt @LawyersComm @PublicCounsel for one of the #2020census #citizenshipquestion lawsuits in California say email is evidence that backs up fears abt confidentiality & privacy of #2020census responses among members of their client @BAJItweet👇
7. I've reached out to spokespeople for @TheJusticeDept & @RepJimmyGomez's office for comment, as well as to Ben Aguiñaga, who has left the DOJ and is now a #SCOTUS law clerk to Justice Samuel Alito👇

8. In an email, @TheJusticeDept spokesperson Kelly Laco says DOJ declines to comment.
9. Here are the questions @TheJusticeDept declined to comment on👇
@TheJusticeDept 10. From @RepMaloney, D-NY, member of House @OversightDems who say they're planning more investigations into #2020census & #citizenshipquestion next year👇

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