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A new poll shows how many Americans think Trump officials should ignore subpoenas from Democrats

This might have some electoral consequences

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A new poll shows that very few Americans believe that former senior members of the Trump administration should ignore subpoenas from Congress, while many more want them to testify.

The new Hill-HarrisX poll found that 74 percent of registered voters, nearly three-quarters, opined that senior Trump administration members should be made to testify before Congress in accordance to subpoenas that have been issued.

Only 26 percent said that executive privilege or immunity would allow members to ignore subpoenas.

Although the results showed a divide between opinions of registered voters from different parties, a surprisingly high number of self-identified Republicans agreed that the officials should testify: 61 percent. Among self-identified Democrats, 87 percent thought the officials should testify.

Subpoenas have been a contentious issue between the Trump administration and Democrats controlling the House of Representatives. The president's critics have used their congressional powers to investigate various accusations of wrongdoing by the president and his allies, and they have no shied away from using the subpoena power.

The Trump administration told the president's former lawyer Don McGahn to ignore a subpoena from the House Judiciary Committee in May.

House Judiciary Committee Democrats have already voted to hold U.S. Attorney General William Barr in contempt, and they have threatened to do the same against Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

Democratic Sen. Dick Blumenthal (Conn.) threatened Donald Trump Jr. with imprisonment if he didn't comply with a subpoena to testify.

Here's the latest on Democrats' subpoena troubles:

House Dems to vote on holding Barr, McGahn in contempt next week www.youtube.com

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