House Democrats are apparently never going to stop trying to impeach President Donald Trump and remove him from office.
The Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee told the Supreme Court it needs the grand jury materials redacted in ex-Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report because they are still investigating Trump’s alleged obstruction of justice in the Russia investigation.
The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday to temporarily block the House from obtaining Mueller’s secret grand jury testimony.
The court’s unsigned order granted the Trump administration’s request to keep previously undisclosed details from the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election out of the hands of Democratic lawmakers, at least until early summer.
The court will decide then whether to extend its hold and schedule the case for arguments in the fall. If it does, it’s likely the administration will be able to put off the release of any materials until after Election Day. Arguments themselves might not even take place before Americans decide whether to give President Donald Trump a second term.
For justices eager to avoid a definitive ruling, the delay could mean never having to decide the case, if either Trump loses or Republicans regain control of the House next year. It’s hard to imagine the Biden administration would object to turning over the Mueller documents or House Republicans would continue to press for them.
Here’s the hidden gem: in their filing, House Democrats whined that if they do not immediately get access to the grand jury materials, they may not be able to impeach Trump before Congress’s term ends.
This comes as Mueller spent almost two-years investigating alleged Trump-Russia collusion and found nothing.
During a press conference last April, Attorney General Willaim Barr said Mueller found no evidence that Trump, his campaign, or any American colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
So that is the bottom line. After nearly two years of investigation, thousands of subpoenas, and hundreds of warrants and witness interviews, the Special Counsel confirmed that the Russian government-sponsored efforts to illegally interfere with the 2016 presidential election but did not find that the Trump campaign or other Americans colluded in those schemes.
Barr also stated that Mueller left it up to the Department of Justice to determine if the president obstructed justice.
The attorney general said he consulted with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and they both determined there was no evidence to charge Trump with obstructing justice in the Russia probe.
Barr made it clear that the White House offered “unfettered access,” “no redactions,” and “didn’t exert any executive privilege, which would be within their rights.”
This means that Trump and the White House provided Mueller’s team with essentially all of the records and documents they requested.
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) April 18, 2019
Barr also said the White House fully cooperated with the Special Counsel’s investigation, providing unfettered access to campaign and White House documents, directing senior aides to testify freely, and asserting no privilege claims.
The president has been completely vindicated after the two-year Russia witch hunt.
As Barr made clear: No collusion, no obstruction.