The government’s fight to conceal grand jury materials from former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election has entered its last stage.
On Thursday the Supreme Court said it will decide whether the D.C. Circuit was right to order the materials released to the House Judiciary Committee in March.
The writ of certiorari, part of an order list containing four other grants, comes nearly a month after the justices blocked disclosure of the documents until the Justice Department could submit its petition.
Democrats have been pushing for access to the grand jury materials since 2019, arguing they are necessary to fully evaluate Mueller’s findings and determine whether Trump lied in written answers to the special counsel’s questions.