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Federal judge orders Justice Department to turn over redacted portions of Mueller grand jury material

Federal judge orders Justice Department to turn over redacted portions of Mueller grand jury material

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A federal court judge on Friday ordered the Department of Justice to turn over grand jury material referenced in redacted portions of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to the House Judiciary Committee. Beryl Howell, the chief judge for the Washington, D.C. district court, ordered DOJ to turn over the materials by Wednesday, Oct. 30. “The Department of Justice claims that existing law bars disclosure to the Congress of grand jury information,” Howell wrote in the 75-page ruling. “DOJ is wrong.” The ruling — which DOJ is expected to appeal — would allow House investigators to see redacted portions of the report that involve Donald Trump Jr.’s Trump Tower meeting with Russians promising dirt on rival candidate Hillary Clinton, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s sharing of internal polling data with a Russian business associate, and “information about what candidate Trump knew in advance about Wikileaks’ dissemination in July 2016 of stolen emails from Democratic…
Source: Federal judge orders Justice Department to turn over redacted portions of Mueller grand jury material

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