According to The New York Times, Donald Trump’s administration is asking the Supreme Court not to release any of the grand jury information from former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s election meddling.
“The government also respectfully requests an administrative stay while the Court considers this application,” the filing to the High Court says.
Prior to the release of the information, acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell told Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) they must review the documents for classified redactions and declassification.
“After more than a year of unnecessary delay, the ODNI has finally concluded its protracted classification review of the committee’s transcripts, and it also appears the White House has now abandoned its improper insistence on reviewing key transcripts, which the committee appropriately rejected,” the House Intelligence Committee spokesman said.
According to the Times, the letter from the solicitor general makes the case that there are other cases in which secret grand jury information has been blocked and that the Supreme Court should grant it in this case.
“Accordingly, this Court should stay the mandate of the court of appeals pending the timely filing and disposition of the government’s petition for a writ of certiorari and any further proceedings in this Court. In addition, because the court of appeals will issue its mandate on May 11, 2020, this Court should issue an administrative stay while it considers this application,” the filing says.
You can read the entire filing HERE.