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PUBLISHED: 1:00 PM 21 May 2020
UPDATED: 5:11 PM 21 May 2020

Democrats Bent On ‘Russian’ Impeachment Stopped By Supreme Court

There is only one reason why democrats—especially Jerrold Nadler—are so intent on getting their hands on this material.

Dems on the House Committee 'promise' that they will keep the material confidential. (Source: The Straits Times YouTube Screenshot)

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court stepped in and granted a temporary shield of grand jury documents generated by the Mueller witch hunt (which Americans now know was based on lies, and entrapment schemes orchestrated by the Obama White House) from House democrats.

These grand jury materials are the center of House democrats’ latest attempt to remove resident Trump from office with another ‘impeachment’ investigation.

But, experts warn that there is only one reason liberals are so desperate to get their hands on this material…

The Epoch Times reported:

The top court granted the Trump administration’s emergency request for a temporary stay of a lower court’s order that gives the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee [led by Jerrold Nadler] access to grand jury information redacted from Mueller’s 448-page report, including transcripts or exhibits referenced in the redactions. The temporary stay is granted pending the filing and consideration of an appeal (pdf).

The court has given the Trump administration until 5 p.m. June 1 to file the appeal. It did not give reasons for its decision.

Chief Justice John Roberts had previously granted an administrative stay to temporarily block the lower court’s order from going into effect while the Supreme Court considers the Trump administration’s emergency request.

In March, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled 2-1 to uphold a district court’s decision ordering the Justice Department (DOJ) to turn over grand jury material referenced in or underlying Mueller’s report. The House was seeking the documents as part of its ongoing investigations into President Donald Trump in an attempt to find impeachable offenses against him.

Although the Senate acquitted Trump in his impeachment trial in February, House lawyers had previously said that the lawmakers will continue their impeachment probe against the president regardless of the outcome in the Senate.

While arguing for the temporary stay, Solicitor General Noel Francisco said that letting the lower court’s order take effect, which was scheduled for May 11, would “irrevocably lift their secrecy and possibly frustrate the government’s ability to seek further review.”

The main question in the present case is whether an impeachment trial is a judicial proceeding. Grand jury materials are usually guarded with great secrecy and are only disclosed under exceptional circumstances. One of the exceptions that allow for disclosure is when the documents are being sought in connection to a judicial proceeding.

The lower courts had accepted that the impeachment trial qualifies under the exception, while Francisco argued in his brief that it does not.

“The ordinary meaning of ‘judicial proceeding’ is a proceeding before a court—not an impeachment trial before elected legislators,” he wrote. “The court of appeals’ interpretation defies that ordinary meaning, and creates needless contradictions with the other instances of ‘judicial proceeding’ in Rule 6(e)(3) itself.”

The House Judiciary Committee filed a response to the application on Monday, arguing that the administration does not meet the standard for a stay and that the DOJ had failed to demonstrate why the court’s review should be warranted.

House lawyers told the court that the committee had put in place procedures to protect the confidentiality of the grand jury materials. They added that the information was needed to “complete its impeachment investigation” of the president for alleged misconduct detailed in the Mueller report.

[Pause for a minute to contain the uncontrollable laughter generated by this claim.]

Essentially, democrats want to blame the president for “obstructing” justice in the Russian investigation, which of course, was based on fabrications and illegal entrapment.

Conservative Treehouse explained the real reason dems are bent on getting the information:

For more than a year the House Judiciary Committee (HJC) led by Chairman Jerry Nadler has been seeking: (1) Mueller grand jury material; (2) a deposition by former White House counsel Don McGahn; and  (3) Trump financial/tax records.  Each of these issues have slowly worked their way to the Supreme Court.

Remember, the Mueller evidence was gathered during a counterintelligence investigation, which means all things Trump -including his family and business interests- were subject to unbridled surveillance for two years; and a host of intelligence gathering going back in time indefinitely.

A goldmine of political opposition research. This material would also be fuel for leaks to DC media who could exploit rumor, supposition, and drops of information that Andrew Weissmann and team intentionally left to be discovered.

Obviously if Jerry Nadler could get his hands on this material it would quickly find its way into the media, the DNC, and ultimately to the 2020 democrat candidate for president, Joe Biden (or other).