US Supreme Court to study publication of Mueller investigation documents

By | July 2, 2020
US Supreme Court to study publication of Mueller investigation documents

The US Supreme Court agreed to hear a case about the publication of secret documents of the grand jury on the “Russian investigation” of Special Prosecutor Robert Muller, the court website said.
The House of Representatives, led by most Democrats, demanded to distribute the documents, suspecting that they contained incriminating information about US President Donald Trump. The Trump administration objected, indicating that Congress should not have the right to study the motives for initiating an investigation.

Despite the fact that the Supreme Court’s decision cannot be predicted in advance, the de facto current consent to consider it is Trump’s victory, since the case will be considered most likely after the presidential election in November. If Trump is re-elected, or if Republicans gain control of the House of Representatives, the case may lose its edge or even be withdrawn. Thus, the Supreme Court will avoid interference in the conflict of the legislative and executive branches of government.
At the same time, the Supreme Court has not yet decided on the publication of Trump’s financial documents, which are required in the House of Representatives.
Democrats argue with whether Attorney General William Barr, the head of the Department of Justice, correctly described the course of Mueller’s investigation. According to Barr, Muller confirmed the allegations against Moscow of interfering in the 2016 elections (Russia denies these allegations), but did not find evidence of “conspiracy” between President Donald Trump and Russia (such a conspiracy was denied both in the Kremlin and the White House) .
Müller indicted a number of former employees and Trump associates and obtained convictions against a number of them. So, the former head of Trump’s campaign headquarters Paul Manafort received a prison term for financial and tax violations, the former Trump adviser Roger Stone – for obstruction of justice, the former national security adviser Michael Flynn is now waiting for the removal of charges of false testimony after the intervention of the Justice Ministry.

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