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Justices keep hold on secret Russia investigation material

BREAKING: The Supreme Court denies Congress access to secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation through the November election.

7/2/2020 4:47:00 PM

BREAKING: The Supreme Court denies Congress access to secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller ’s Russia investigation through the November election.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is denying Congress access to secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller ’s Russia investigation through the November election. The...

July 2, 2020 GMTThe U.S. Supreme Court is seen Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)The U.S. Supreme Court is seen Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is denying Congress access to secret grand jury testimony from

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special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigationthrough the November election.The justices agreed on Thursday to hear the Trump administration’s appeal of a lower court order for the material to be turned over tothe Democratic-controlled House of Representatives

. The high court’s action will keep the documents out of congressional hands at least until the case is resolved, which is not likely to happen before 2021.Arguments themselves might not even take place before Americans decide whether to give President Donald Trump a second term.

ADVERTISEMENTa Supreme Court fight against congressional efforts to obtain his banking and other financial records. Those cases are expected to be decided in the coming days or weeks.The court’s action also could mean the justices never have to reach a definitive ruling in a sensitive dispute between the executive and legislative branches of government, if either Trump loses reelection or Republicans regain control of the House next year. It’s hard to imagine an administration of

would object to turning over the Mueller documents or House Republicans would continue to press for them.The House wants previously undisclosed details from the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.The federal appeals court in Washington

because the House Judiciary Committee’s need for the material in its investigation of Trump outweighed the Justice Department’s interests in keeping the testimony secret.Mueller’s448-page report, issued in April 2019, “stopped short” of reaching conclusions about Trump’s conduct, including whether he obstructed justice, to avoid stepping on the House’s impeachment power, the appeals court said.

The committee was able to persuasively argue that it needed access to the underlying grand jury material to make its own determinations about the president’s actions, the court said.The materials initially were sought last summer, but by the time the appeals court ruled in March, Trump had been impeached by the House and acquitted by the Senate.

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The Justice Department said in its Supreme Court filings that the court’s action was needed in part because the House hasn’t given any indication it “urgently needs these materials for any ongoing impeachment investigation.”The House had opposed the delay on the grounds that its investigation of Trump was continuing and that time is of the essence because of the approaching election. The current session of the House will end Jan. 3, and lawmakers elected in November will take their seats.

Democrats have suggested that the grand jury materials could reveal new misconduct that could potentially form the basis of new articles of impeachment, but such a course would have been unlikely so close to the 2020 election even if the court had allowed the material to be turned over immediately.

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_Politics What cowards. This is shady af Good, indict him and mcconnell after they are out. Unless the Dems kiss the gop bottoms as they had reagan. Not cool Testimony in a fraudulent investigation derived from lies and dishonest statements to the FISA court. The whole thing needs to be thrown out. Any judge would dismiss a case if they found out false evidence was presented.

As it should..... Worst. Headline. Ever. Maybe it’s time to rid the world of a few of the people who sit on SCOTUS. Good Another failed attempt by democrats to smear our President. Gotta love it! Barnes_Law Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Not Surprising ! Good. Could you lie any more, ? They pushed it to the fall, they didn't deny anything, and grand jury testimonies are often not disturbed if they overlap in other cases or are on going. Spin much?

ChampionMtager Liberal sugarplums be like... Of course they did. The Roberts Court is utterly corrupt & must be dismantled. There’s your deep state. Time for Anonymous to free the information? FakeNews... SCOTUS did not decide to *deny* Mueller grand jury material to Congress. It decided the hear the appeal from the D.C. Cir. AllPropaganda

This is a misleading headline. The SCOTUS is postponing the decision until fall ... probably after the election. How many times does a republic need to repeat this phrase before they realize they're not actually in a functioning democracy: So much for 'checks and balances'. Isn’t that obstruction of justice

We don't need to see this stuff or his tax returns. Simply waiting to VoteByMail to DumpTrump2020. 😷 When you are the highest court in the land and you harm the country so you can protect someone who is committing treason, you are also a traitor giving aid and comfort to enemies. So, I guess once he loses. We will pursue his collusion and treachery with vigor and not rest until the orange clown is behind bars.

Dems are losing bigly today mmwwwaaahahaha Your coup is done SpeakerPelosi Please someone leak the unredacted report! Good af. 🇺🇸 Empnew This is what happens when the GOP stack the SCOTUS with bullshit judges. And yet... Boooooo Of course. They'll also rule no on the taxes.. Protect Trump at all cost. It was pre-planned and negotiated. Too obvious

GiGicmka Is the Supreme Court corrupt? corruption It was CONGRESS who passed Article 6 to PROTECT GJ TESTIMONY after the DISGRACE Bill Clinton brought upon the Oval Office & Presidency Monica who was innocent testified & the whole world got to read about Bill shoving cigars in & out of her in the Oval Office & the blow jobs

ChristopherJM Democracy is kicked in the ⚽️ 🏀 🏈 again. Hey AP you missed the vote count and the dissident opinion . It’s called FAKE NEWS..... again and again 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂 3L3V3NTH Must be damning. They r making a political decision as the info would cost tRUmp the election. This is just plain wrong.

Even if the case is decided in favor of Congress in 2021, how does that help Americans who are trying to determine NOW whether their president is a criminal? 3L3V3NTH More BS from Scotus RonColeman Interfering with an election The GOP and Trump have a great number of skeletons to hide. That is ridiculous. What are they hiding.

I guess Schiff and the Democrats will have to find something else to impeach Trump on once again. Back to the drawing board. Easy fix for the Dems, start new impeachment over trump hiding the fact the Russia paid to have Americans killed and then subpoena the info and Barr. Robert Mueller’s investigation was a witch hunt sham and cover up as we all now know

🤔😠that's unacceptable. This is just unreal. The elected officials I’m Congress who are supposed to create the laws for our nation, aren’t even allowed to view all the materials from the investigations they commissioned? This is just wrong. We need change. Aww ... poor Nutless Nadler. Really sucks when a crooked fella just can't get a crooked break, aye, RepJerryNadler? 'Look, Mom! I'm a Rhino! No, umm ... a Unicorn!'

Lololol All you libs... you’re being gaslit by your own party Since when is it legal for the court to act illegally? Democrats corruption at its finest. Remember when Mueller covered up a crime for mobsters in Boston If there's nothing to hide then why not show them? Absolutely appalling, but comes as no surprise given that the conservative justices probably don't want to have their names down as destroying Congress' presidential oversight powers for political reasons if Trump is just going to lose in Nov. anyway.

RivasSergio Why do the Trump supporters commenting on here think this is the 'right call?' If your guy, his co-horts and children did nothing wrong, why do you want this suppressed until after the election? Oh, so you do get it. OUTRAGEOUS SCOTUS confirms that Congress has no right to oversight on the executive branch when the executive branch is held by a corrupt individual who acquires the WH through foreign assistance

That’s cool. It’ll all come out on Jan 21st. All of it. 👍 Better headline would be 'Supreme Court Assists Trump Campaign.' This seems like aiding a cover up to me AntiTrumpReport LEAK IT GODDAMN IT! Well the real UNITED STATES PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN must be really happy about this decision. Cant wait for November 3rd to vote his KGB Behind out of the White House.

How is that justice? 😡😡😡 AntiTrumpReport Upholding obstruction of Congress? Unbelievable The American people have the absolute right to know what was testified to BEFORE casting vote in Nov. This is a coverup at the highest levels as it is obvious with this decision that the testimony could change votes if contents were known.

Am I understanding correctly. “We the people” have no say at all when it comes down to getting rid of corrupt Supreme Court Justices, picked by a racist undiagnosed President? Trumps Justices do not have this countries best interest at heart. With this ruling, SCOTUS has ruled that Congress is no longer a co-equal branch of government. Keep that in mind when Joe Biden is in the White House.

HBServetus Corrupt Supreme Court! It’s the SCOTUS version of Comey refusing to discuss that Trump was under active investigation for collusion with Russia to steal the election because you can’t know until it’s done and we conveniently won’t be done with the investigation until the damage is already done. Great.

Yes...shouldn't have facts until after the election Vote. tRump’s protective shield of puppets have been put in place. this is such a perversion of justice. 1 1/3 can't come soon enough Ridiculous! TexMexRRR 👇🏼👇🏼 this y’all 👇🏼👇🏼 just gimme dem taxes. Fuuuuuuck! infinite_scream JimLaPorta Outrageous bs. Some day we will see them though.

court looking to protect criminals...this is the wrong decision This is NOT DEMOCRACY Which side is SCOTUS ON!!! The Law or the Mobb? Who paid off Kavanaugh’s debts? How is this possible? Congress has a constitutional right. Terrible precedent for any and every Pres. ThomasS4217 Was this a 9-0 decision?

Now get to work Democrats! Enough is Enough 😂 “COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY EXONERATED” but you are not allowed to see any of the evidence that exonerated him BY ANY MEANS. republicans Um... Change is coming! November2020 I fear this does not bode well for a proper ruling on Trump's banking and financial records.

Barr said there was nothing wrong. Don't ya trust these guys? This is wrong 100% Good for the US Supreme Court. The Democrats made such a political circus of the impeachment process that any impeachment going forward will mean nothing. It will be purely political. We officially have a Supreme Court that does not believe in Checks & Balances, 3 Equal Branches of government or the U.S. Constitution. It's now up to Americans & our power of the Vote to return our country to the rule of law. No person is above the law not even a President.

Some times you can't stop a downhill roll until it hits the bottom. Win for Trump отличные новости! God forbid voters have the information they need to make a choice for president. Who am I kidding? Trumpers gonna Trump no matter what. Womp womp SCOTUS agreed to hear the case, meaning the testimony won't be turned over until it's decided. This wasn't a decision. However, this completely goes against our democracy's system of checks and balances. One branch hiding information from another branch should never be allowed.

MikeDelMoro So the stolen 'conservative' majority of the SCOTUS are probably going to protect agent orange on the tax ruling too... Further evidence that the Russia investigation is not about a hoax. What did you expect the illigitimate Roberts court to do? The round table decides: 'Let's split it, we give you DACA and LGBTQ+ and you give us Mueller's finding and Trump's taxes.' So wait for Trump's taxes in favor of the GOP to be decided shortly.

Justices keep hold on secret Russia investigation materialThe Supreme Court is denying Congress access to secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller ’s Russia investigation through the November election. The justices agreed on Thursday to hear the Trump administration’s appeal of a lower court order for the material to be turned over to

Justices keep hold on secret Russia investigation materialSupreme Court agrees to hear arguments over secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller ’s Russia investigation, keeping documents out of congressional hands at least until case is resolved, which is not likely to happen before 2021. SCOTUS opts to punt. Translation: until Trump loses

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Bounties or not, Russia has hedged its bets in Afghanistan for years Russia has long played a double game in Afghanistan, voicing support for a U.S. push for peace talks while providing aid to the Taliban, former US officials say. - dandeluce

Trump still not briefed on reports Russia put bounties on US soldiers in Afghanistan: WHJoe Biden on reported Russia n bounties: 'The idea that somehow [Pres. Trump] didn't know or isn't being briefed—that is a dereliction of duty...and if he was briefed and nothing was done about this, that's a dereliction of duty.' Trump's oblivious to everything going on it's never his fault. he always attacks ppl and plays victim he has no accountability. His admin sent billions to Iran despite them blowing up Americans in Iraq. Dereliction is better than Treason.

NSA Differed From CIA, Others on Russia Bounty IntelligenceThe National Security Agency strongly dissented from other intelligence agencies’ assessment that Russia paid bounties for the killing of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, according to people familiar with the matter. Give it up! It is another left fabrication. Besides, Taliban do not do well trying to shoot us troops - even after 20 years these is so serious: CIA says one thing. NSA says the opposite. 😬😬😬 AND who are citizens suppose to believe.. 😬😬 — WHY can’t intelligence agencies agree for once...😬😬😬 All life matter on killing judgement