U.S. SUPREME COURT BLOCKS RELEASE OF MUELLER DOCS TO HOUSE
The U.S. Supreme Court (SC) has temporarily blocked the release of Mueller grand jury documents to the House of Representatives, particularly those covered by redacted texts in the report that triggered investigations by lawmakers.
Lawmakers have said they need the documents that special counsel Robert Mueller's prosecutors collected from witnesses about President Trump, and the SC ruling continues the fight between the White House and Congress over subpoena power.
Writing for CNN on May 20, 2020, Ariane de Vogue said the material at issue includes portions of Mueller's report that were redacted to protect grand jury information and underlying grand jury testimony and exhibits that related to certain individuals and events described in the report.
In the brief but unsigned order, de Vogue said the justices set out a time period asking for briefs by June 1. Such a timeline suggests they will decide before this term ends whether to take up the case. There were no noted dissents.