SCOTUS Postpones Mueller Case (REPORT)

SCOTUS Postpones Mueller Case (REPORT)

( – For quite some time, the House Judiciary Committee has been trying to get the grand jury materials from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The dispute had made it all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) where it has been inevitably postponed.

On Tuesday, November 17, the House asked the SCOTUS to delay the oral arguments that would be held on December 2. The SCOTUS just granted the removal request on Friday, November 20.

The case is likely to be postponed until a new Congress, and potentially a new president, is installed. However, a new president or a different House Judiciary Committee will reevaluate the information to see if they still want to move forward with the case.

If it hears the case, the SCOTUS would decide if an impeachment trial is considered a “judicial proceeding.” This would justify the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) release of grand jury material to the House Judiciary Committee.

Rather than hearing the Mueller Case, SCOTUS will add two cases to its docket in the coming months that center around Fourth Amendment rights:

It’s beginning to look like there may not be any true closure to the Mueller investigation. But, it’s unlikely events similar to this will happen again in the near future, so it may not be pressing to have a SCOTUS ruling on it.

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