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PoliticsHouse Democrats to Ask Court for Mueller Grand Jury Information

17:05  26 july  2019
17:05  26 july  2019 Source:   bloomberg.com

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He is working with Mueller 's office to redact grand jury information , classified material, and anything that would Nadler has also asked the Justice Department to jointly go to court with Democrats to request the release of all Mueller grand jury material to the House Judiciary Committee.

House Democrats and outside groups are digging their heels in on obtaining grand - jury information contained in the special counsel Robert Mueller 's final The move is paving the way to a court battle because federal law states that prosecutors cannot disclose information obtained by a grand jury

House Democrats will ask a federal court Friday to force compliance with congressional demands for grand jury information underlying former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

House Democrats to Ask Court for Mueller Grand Jury Information© Bloomberg Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified before Congress this week.

“Our task now is to get the evidence behind that out to the American people and we will do that starting today,” Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Friday on CNN.

All grand jury testimony was redacted from Mueller’s report and has been withheld by the Justice Department on the traditional grounds of protecting the secrecy of grand jury proceedings, but Nadler is seeking a court ruling allowing Congress to see it.

House panel to go to court to enforce McGahn subpoena, Nadler says

House panel to go to court to enforce McGahn subpoena, Nadler says House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that the House panel will go to court this week to obtain requested grand jury material connected to former special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe and to enforce a subpoena seeking the testimony of former White House counsel Don McGahn."The very next step, either tomorrow or Friday, is we're going into court to ask for the grand jury material and to enforce the subpoena against Mr. McGahn," Nadler said. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

He is working with special counsel Robert Mueller 's office to redact grand jury information , classified material, and Nadler has also asked the Justice Department to jointly go to court with Democrats to request the release of all Mueller grand jury material to the House Judiciary Committee.

Clearly, a challenge related to Mueller 's grand jury investigation was underway. That same day Mueller 's team clashed in a sealed courtroom with an unknown opponent, Howell issued another ruling on the same grand jury subpoena challenge she had decided before, sending the losing party back

The move represents the latest round of sparring between House Democrats and the Trump administration over the reach of congressional oversight.

Nadler said Democrats will again be in court on Monday or Tuesday of next week seeking to enforce their subpoena compelling former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify and turn over documents.

"That’s particularly important, because the excuses that the White House gives for McGahn not testifying are the same excuses for all the other fact witnesses. And, if we break that, we’ll break the logjam," Nadler said during a press conference following Mueller’s Wednesday testimony on Capitol Hill.

Nadler and other Democratic House chairmen are pursuing efforts in the courts as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has resisted demands by some members to move promptly toward impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Majority of House Democrats now support Trump impeachment inquiry.
Despite the growing calls for an impeachment inquiry, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has remained steadfast in recommending restraint. "We will proceed when we have what we need to proceed — not one day sooner," the California Democrat said last week at her final weekly press conference before the House departed for its August recess. Pelosi said members can "espouse their own position" on impeachment and are welcome to criticize her stance, but she continues to urge Democrats to "legislate, investigate and litigate.

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