Washington, D.C. March 10, 2020 –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld a lower court order that requires the Department of Justice turn over redacted 6(e) grand jury material from Special Counsel Mueller’s report:
“I applaud today’s decision. Almost a year ago, the Judiciary Committee requested access to the grand jury materials contained in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Report. The Justice Department has consistently provided grand jury material to the Committee in past investigations involving Presidential misconduct — but Attorney General Barr chose to break from that long-standing practice, and DOJ radically altered its position in an attempt to withhold this information. The court today correctly rejected DOJ’s arguments and held that the Committee is entitled to these materials.
“The Committee remains committed to holding the President accountable to the rule of law and preventing improper interference in law enforcement investigations.”
As envisioned in the Judiciary Committee’s rules for handling grand jury materials, the Committee anticipates working closely with HPSCI to review materials produced by DOJ.