So that means they are hiding something from Congress, right?
Courtesy of Law and Crime:
The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday filed a motion to appeal a recent federal court ruling that ordered the agency to provide impeachment investigators in the U.S. House of Representatives with grand jury materials underlying former special counsel Robert Mueller‘s report on election interference and obstruction of justice. DOJ attorneys also moved for a stay of that prior decision pending their motion before the D.C. Court of Appeals.
On Friday, U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell authored a lengthy and stinging rebuke of the Trump administration’s efforts to keep the information out of the hands of congressional Democrats.
Monday’s nine-page motion for a stay pending appeal begins with a plea that the government be granted a limited reprieve from Judge Howell’s prior decision mandating the disclosure of the full report.
“A stay is warranted because, without a stay, the Department will be irreparably harmed,” the DOJ argues. “Once the information is disclosed, it cannot be recalled, and the confidentiality of the grand jury information will be lost for all time—particularly if Petitioner United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary decides to publicize the now-secret grand jury materials, which it has asserted the power to do through a simple majority vote.”
The Trump administration appears particularly concerned about everyday citizens accessing the Mueller grand jury materials.
“The State Department will be irreperably harmed” what in the hell does that mean?
Call me naive but if there is something that the Department of Justice feels is this damaging to their reputation, that seems like the very thing that the American people have the right to see and judge for themselves.
After all our tax dollars paid for this investigation and we have the right to see everything that was uncovered, and that includes both the good and the bad.