Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election on May 17, 2017; Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton weighs in.

The Supreme Court announced Thursday that the justices will hear arguments in the Trump administration’s challenge against the House Judiciary Committee’s attempt to access the secret grand jury materials from Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

This is a major setback for the Democrat-led committee, which has been trying to access the information ever since Mueller’s report came out last year.


While most of Mueller’s report was unredacted, information from the grand jury proceedings has been kept under wraps, as the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure prohibit grand jury information from being released, with limited exceptions.

House Democrats have argued that their request falls under the exception for “judicial proceedings,” claiming that their impeachment inquiry qualifies. They claim that even though President Trump has already been impeached and acquitted, their investigation is still going on and new articles of impeachment remain a possibility.

So far, their argument has been successful, with a lower court granting the release of the information. The Supreme Court, however, has blocked the release of the materials pending their ruling. With oral arguments set for October, a decision would likely not come until after November’s election.

Fox News’ Bill Mears contributed to this report.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Chinese hunger for donkey skin threatens species’ existence in Brazil

Chinese hunger for ejiao, a gelatin prized for its use in the country’s traditional medicine and cosmetics industries, is threatening the existence of Brazil’s donkey population, with the animals often suffering heartbreaking cruelty and maltreatment before slaughter. Eijao, obtained by…

Florida man arrested after stabbing victim with ‘homemade throwing star,’ police say

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on A Florida man was arrested last Thursday after he stabbed a victim with a “homemade throwing star,” authorities said. Robert Hartsock, 28, of Pensacola, started “mouthing off” to the…

Who is Britain’s next prime minister, Boris Johnson?

London — British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to step down Wednesday and be replaced by former London mayor and U.K. foreign minister Boris Johnson. President Donald Trump has said he thinks Johnson, who is known domestically for an off-beat…

Nearly 26,000 nursing home residents have died during coronavirus pandemic: federal report

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Nearly 26,000 nursing home residents have died and more than 60,000 were infected as the coronavirus tore through U.S. facilities within recent months, according to a government…