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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 06:32 PM

Democrats want McGahn testimony, Mueller grand jury cases decided by same judge

Source: The Hill

House Democrats want the same judge to decide whether lawmakers can obtain materials from former special counsel Robert Mueller's grand jury and testimony from ex-White House counsel Don McGahn, arguing both cases seek evidence related to possible impeachment of President Trump.

Democrats wrote in a nine-page legal brief filed Monday why they believe the two cases should be deemed related, saying "both seek key evidence for the Judiciary Committee's investigation into whether to recommend articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump for potentially criminal obstructive conduct."


"The same underlying Committee investigation of the same Presidential misconduct is at the heart of both matters before this Court," Democrats wrote in the filing submitted by House general counsel Douglas Letter. Democrats argued that "judicial economy" would therefore be served by having the same judge rule on both cases.

Labeling the cases related would mean both are eventually decided by Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, who has already been assigned to the case involving the grand jury material. House Democrats and Justice Department officials agreed on a schedule for that case that would result in a decision sometime after Sept. 30.

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/457108-house-democrats-argue-mcgahn-mueller-grand-jury-cases-should-be



The actual filing can be read here:

https://www.lawfareblog.com/mcgahn-case-related-grand-jury-document-requests-judiciary-committee-argues

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pnwmom Monday OP
msongs Monday #1
pnwmom Monday #2
RainCaster Monday #3
pnwmom Monday #4
FBaggins Wednesday #5
pnwmom Wednesday #6
H2O Man Wednesday #7

Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 06:48 PM

1. its a blog, analysis nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 06:56 PM

2. It's a blog that also reports legal news: an important legal filing is news. nt

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 07:17 PM

3. LawfareBlog is far smarter than The Hill

Dorf knows his shit, and so do the others on that site.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 07:27 PM

4. I agree. nt

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:46 PM

5. The judge just ruled against them

Not substantially... just in the effort to join the two issues before her.

I'll post something as soon as I can find a linkable source.

On edit - https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142354803

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:37 PM

6. Thanks, FBaggins. n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 04:38 PM

7. Recommended.

Thanks.

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