The Supreme Court temporarily blocked the release of documents from the grand jury of the Mueller investigation to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.
The court granted requests from the Ministry of Justice to take time to draw up instructions to safeguard the case against release of the documents. The DOJ has until 1 June to submit a response.
House Democrats are looking for the documents to find out whether, in the course of the Mueller investigation, which investigated in more than two years whether the Trump campaign conspired with Russian agents to win the 2016 elections, President Trump has committed unacceptable facts. Special counsel Robert Mueller eventually found no evidence of collusion, but left the possibility that Trump has committed observing justice in connection with the investigation.
“If this material reveals new evidence that supports the conclusion that President Trump has committed unacceptable crimes, the [Judiciary] The committee will act accordingly – including, if necessary, by considering whether to recommend new impeachment articles, ”House attorney Douglas Letter said.
Majority Senate Leader, Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.)
House Democrats passed two impeachment articles against the President in December 2019, one for abuse of power and one for impeding Congress. The House Judiciary Committee tried to obtain documents from the Mueller grand jury during its impeachment investigation, but ultimately failed because several appeals brought the case before the Supreme Court.
Senate Republicans eventually voted on the impeachment articles, with only Utah’s Mitt Romney breaking the ranks to vote to convict the President of Congressional obstruction.