Democrats back off pursuit of Mueller grand jury materials ahead of Biden administration - for now

Democrats back off pursuit of Mueller grand jury materials ahead of Biden administration – for now


House Democrats asked the Supreme Court to cancel the scheduled early December hearing related to their pursuit of secretive grand jury materials underlying special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

The move signals they might drop the case after President-elect Joe Biden takes office and a new Congress is seated in January.

The high court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari in July after the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court to review the case, in which the Trump administration seeks to overturn an appeals court ruling ordering it to deliver the grand jury materials redacted within and underlying the Mueller report to Congress. The Democrats filed their brief with the Supreme Court in mid-October, and the Justice Department replied last week.

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