Last week Federal Judge Beryl Howell, an Obama appointee sided with House Democrats granting them access to the secret grand jury information and underlying intelligence materials in Robert Mueller’s report.
Judge Howell ordered the materials to be turned over by Wednesday (today) but a three-judge panel blocked the order with an emergency stay late Tuesday evening.
On Tuesday, a 3-panel judge of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals issued an emergency stay blocking the release of the secret grand jury material in Mueller’s report to the House Judiciary Committee.
All three appellate judges on the panel, Patricia Millett, Cornelia Pillard and Robert Wilkins, were appointed by Barack Obama.
BREAKING: A three-judge panel of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an emergency stay blocking the release of the Mueller grand jury materials to the House Judiciary Committee – pending an appeal from DOJ. pic.twitter.com/D69cAw5V7u
— Darren Samuelsohn (@dsamuelsohn) October 29, 2019
But the corrupt Obama judge Howell blocked their emergency stay.
Via legal reporter for Politico Josh Gerstein: ‘Stay denied. But DC Circuit has a temporary hold in place.’
UPDATE: Judge Beryl Howell doesn't view DOJ's arguments against House access to Mueller grand jury secrets as a home run, says they have 'serious infirmities' and 'minimal' chance of winning appeal. Stay denied. But DC Circuit has temp hold in place https://t.co/JqPYKvLyK4
— Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) October 30, 2019
Robert Mueller’s garbage ‘Trump-Russia’ report was released in the Spring and up until Friday, the grand jury material was redacted.
House Democrats filed a lawsuit in late July arguing they need the secret grand jury material from Robert Mueller as part of their ‘impeachment investigation’ into President Trump.
Last week Judge Howell wrote a 75-page memorandum opinion granting the House Democrats access to the secret grand jury material because the “Speaker of the House has announced an official impeachment inquiry.”
The corrupt Obama judge also cited White House Counsel Pat Cipollone’s letter in her decision to grant the House access to the underlying material in Mueller’s report, accusing the Trump White House of stonewalling.
“The White House’s stated policy of non-cooperation with the impeachment inquiry weighs heavily in favor of disclosure,’ Howell wrote. “Congress’s need to access grand jury material relevant to potential impeachable conduct by a President is heightened when the Executive Branch willfully obstructs channels for accessing other relevant evidence.”
And with the help of a corrupt Obama judge, they may get their hands on the documents.