D.C. Court of Appeals issues emergency stay on release of Mueller grand-jury materials to House

Remember when we all celebrated real #WINNING? Yeah, that didn’t last long.

The D.C. Court of Appeals responded to DoJ’s claim that releasing this information would cause ‘irreparable harm’ to the agency by issuing a stay in the lower Court’s ruling.

The Court did make it clear that they did not rule on the merits of the case.

“The purpose of this administrative stay is to give the court sufficient opportunity to consider the emergency motion for stay pending appeal and should not be construed in any way as a ruling on the merits of that motion,” according to the brief order from Judges Patricia A. Millett, Cornelia T.L. Pillard and Robert L. Wilkins, who were all nominated to the bench by President Barack Obama.

House lawyers had argued against a delay, telling the lower court that access to the grand jury materials is “essential to its urgent impeachment inquiry.”

“Withholding disclosure would cause severe harm to the Committee and the public by depriving the House of information essential to its ongoing impeachment investigation,” House lawyers said in a filing earlier Tuesday.

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