Supreme Court delays decision on release of Mueller grand jury evidence

The House Judiciary Committee will not have immediate access to the Mueller grand jury evidence it requested as part of its impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump over a year ago. The U.S. Supreme Court allowed Trump to file an appeal that will delay the process until after the November election. (National Public Radio, May 20, 2020, by Nina Totenberg)

Lower courts ruled for the House committee citing federal court decisions allowing the disclosure of grand jury evidence in impeachment investigations. The House committee said in spite of Trump’s acquittal after impeachment, it needed the evidence for its continuing investigation especially given the recent Justice Department moves in the Roger J. Stone and Michael Flynn cases. ( The New York Times, May 20, 2020, by Adam Liptak)

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