House Democrats are 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.
House Democrats told the Supreme Court this week that they must have access to the secret grand jury materials from the Mueller probe because they are still investigating Trump-Russia “collusion.”
And they may want to impeach him again in the very near future, House Democrats said.
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.
Breitbart’s Joel Pollak has more details on the filing:
The Democrat-run House seeks “disclosure to the House Committee on the Judiciary of a limited set of grand-jury materials for use in the Committee’s ongoing Presidential impeachment investigation,” the Supreme Court filing says.
The saga began in 2019, when Special Counsel Robert Mueller determined that there had been no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. When he released his report, however, Mueller submitted two volumes — one on the collusion investigation, and one on a separate obstruction of justice investigation. Though he made no recommendation for prosecution, Democrats seized on the latter as providing the basis for potentially impeaching Trump for obstruction.
Democrats also claimed that certain redactions in the report must have hidden relevant information — though they declined to read a less redacted version. They also demanded access to material that Mueller had shown a grand jury.
Normally grand jury proceedings are secret, and so Attorney General William Barr, citing federal law, declined the Democrats’ request. They then held him in contempt of Congress, and took their case for the materials to federal court.
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:
If DOJ’s request for a stay is granted, DOJ need not file its certiorari petition until August 2020, and therefore this Court likely would not determine whether to grant or deny that petition until at least October 2020. This substantial delay will seriously endanger the Committee’s ability to complete its impeachment investigation during the current Congress— which ends not long thereafter on January 3, 2021.
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