Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Release of Mueller Documents

Headline Roundup May 21st, 2020

The Supreme Court denied a motion Wednesday to release grand jury materials collected as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation to the House Judiciary Committee. House Democrats have until June 1st to brief the high court on why the full case should be heard, arguing that there is an "ongoing presidential impeachment investigation." The Department of Justice has argued that releasing the documents will breach grand jury secrecy.

Left-rated and right-rated outlets had few divergences in reporting, with many focusing on the fact that the blockage is temporary. Some left-rated voices suggested that DOJ efforts to keep the documents secret implies some form of guilt on the part of the Trump administration. Some right-rated voices suggested that House Democrats were fishing for a crime after failing in their attempt to impeach and remove President Donald Trump.

Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Release of Mueller Documents

From the Left
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Washington (CNN) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily blocked the release of former special counsel Robert Mueller's grand jury material to the Democratic-led House of Representatives.

The House Judiciary Committee has been attempting to obtain the documents that the special counsel's prosecutors collected from witnesses about President Donald Trump, and the ruling continues the fight between the White House and Congress over subpoena power.
The material at issue includes portions of Mueller's report that were redacted to protect grand jury information and underlying grand jury testimony and exhibits...

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From the Center
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The Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a request from House Democrats for immediate access to redacted grand jury materials from former special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

The justices instead granted the Trump administration's request to continue shielding the secret grand jury transcripts and exhibits, further postponing a lower court’s disclosure order.

The Wednesday order also gave the Justice Department until June 1 to file a formal appeal of the March ruling from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, which said the administration must hand over the materials the Democratic-led...

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From the Right
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The Supreme Court temporarily denied a motion Wednesday from House Democrats to obtain grand-jury testimony and other documents from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation as they conduct what they've referred to as an "ongoing presidential impeachment investigation" into President Trump.

The court's order kept undisclosed details from the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election out of the Democrats' hands until at least early summer. Democrats have until June 1 to brief the court about whether the full case should be heard.

The Democrats had told...

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