Everyone thought Robert Mueller’s witch hunt was long forgotten after Mueller failed to produce any evidence of Russian collusion.
Democrats tried one last time.
But the Supreme Court just shut down Robert Mueller’s last chance to impeach Trump.
Democrats filed a lawsuit demanding access to the secret grand jury material that was redacted from Robert Mueller’s report.
The House Democrats’ lawyer argued the Judiciary Committee needed access to the information collected by Mueller’s grand jury in case Democrats needed to proceed with a second round of impeachment.
“If this material reveals new evidence supporting the conclusion that President Trump committed impeachable offenses,” the House Democrats’ lawyer argued, “the Committee will proceed accordingly — including, if necessary, by considering whether to recommend new articles of impeachment.”
Democrats won favorable decisions at the lower court level, but their luck ran out at the Supreme Court.
The justices blocked the Democrats’ access to the grand jury material pending the justices deciding if they wanted to hear full oral arguments.
“The application for stay of the mandate presented to The Chief Justice and by him referred to the Court is granted. The issuance of the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, case No. 19-5288, is stayed pending the filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari, if such petition is filed on or before June 1, 2020, by 5 p.m.,” the order read.
“Should the petition for a writ of certiorari be denied, this stay shall terminate automatically. In the event the petition for a writ of certiorari is granted, the stay shall terminate upon the issuance of the judgment of this Court. If no petition for a writ of certiorari is filed on or before June 1, 2020, by 5 p.m., the stay shall terminate,” the justices wrote.
Trey Gowdy argued on Fox News that Democrats were hoping to use the Supreme Court to do their opposition research for them.
“If you’ve got enough, indict and if you don’t get enough, don’t do ‘oppo’ research through the grand jury and I think that is why that does not need to become public. [When it comes to] grand jury testimony, either indict or shut up. That is my position on grand jury testimony,” Gowdy told Fox News.
Grand jury material is secret because it is collected by the prosecution without the accused or their counsel present.
If no charges are brought forth, releasing the material smears the accused as guilty without them having a chance to clear their name in court.
Mueller left bread crumbs for the Democrats to impeach the President by listing instances where the President may have obstructed justice even though Mueller never accused the President of doing so.
The Justice Department’s guidance prevents prosecutors from charging a sitting president, but that does not mean he couldn’t have laid out the case that the President committed impeachable offenses.
Mueller didn’t do that because the President didn’t commit any crimes or impeachable acts.
Instead, Mueller wanted to use his report to allow the Democrats to accuse the President of committing criminal acts and impeachable offenses without appearing to descend into the partisan arena by directly accusing the President.
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