Judge rules DOJ must turn over Mueller grand jury material to House Democrats

Source: Politico | October 25, 2019 | Kyle Cheney

The ruling is a victory for Democrats in their effort to investigate whether Trump obstructed the long-running Russia probe.

A federal judge has ruled that the Justice Department must turn over former special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury evidence to the House Judiciary Committee, a victory for Democrats in their effort to investigate whether President Donald Trump obstructed the long-running Russia probe.

Beryl Howell, the chief federal judge in Washington ordered the DOJ to provide by Oct. 30 “[a]ll portions of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Report on the Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election that were redacted pursuant to” grand jury restrictions.

The order also requires the Justice Department to provide “any underlying transcripts or exhibits referenced in the portions of the Mueller Report that were redacted” pursuant to those restrictions.

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