Supreme Court Keeps Mueller Materials Sealed

Legal challenge is likely to continue into next year.

The Supreme Court has agreed that in its next session beginning in October it will hear an appeal by the Trump Administration on the release of confidential materials from the report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

A lower court had ruled that the Justice Department would be required to turn over redacted parts of the 448-page Mueller report, along with underlying grand jury transcripts and exhibits. In keeping the documents sealed for now, it is probable that there will not be a release of the information prior to the November election.

The House Judiciary Committee had sought the records as part of its impeachment inquiry last year. House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler of New York said in a statement, “While I am confident their [President Trump and Attorney General William Barr’s] legal arguments will fail, it is now all the more important for the American people to hold the president accountable at the ballot box in November.”

A spokeswoman for the Justice Department said they are “pleased the court is hearing the case.” She declined to comment further.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of Congress who continue their pursuit of anything that will discredit President Trump and influence the 2020 presidential election.
  • For the Supreme Court justices who will take up the general rule that grand jury materials are normally sealed in the session that begins next fall.

Sources: Bloomberg News, Politico


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