House Democrats are apparently never going to stop trying to impeach President Donald Trump and remove him from office.
How do we know this? They literally said it during oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court.
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, the Washington Examiner reported.
In a legal filing, Democrats said that they need the grand jury materials because they are still investigating Trump’s alleged obstruction of justice in the Russia investigation.
Here’s more from the Examiner on the filing:
Douglas Letter, the Democratic committee’s top lawyer, filed a 33-page motion on Monday opposing a Justice Department effort that seeks to have the nation’s highest court block the release of the documents. Democrats insist they need the information quickly because the House Judiciary Committee’s “impeachment investigation related to obstruction of justice pertaining to the Russia investigation is ongoing.”
“The Mueller Report grand-jury material remains central to the Committee’s ongoing inquiry into the President’s conduct,” the Democrats wrote. “If this material reveals new evidence supporting the conclusion that President Trump committed impeachable offenses that are not covered by the Articles adopted by the House, the Committee will proceed accordingly — including, if necessary, by considering whether to recommend new articles of impeachment.”
Here’s the cherry on top: in their filing, House Democrats whine 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.