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Saturday, October 26, 2019
BOTTOM LINE / US DISTRICT COURT JUDGE ORDERS DOJ TO RELEASE CERTAIN GRAND JURY TESTIMONY PREVIOUSLY WITHHELD BY WILLIAM BARR REGARDING THE MUELLER REPORT.
[official text heretofore;] HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE has shown that it needs the grand jury material referenced and cited in the Mueller Report to avoid a possible injustice in the impeachment inquiry, that this need for disclosure is greater than the need for continued secrecy, and that the“ request is structured to cover only material so needed. Douglas Oil, 441U . S. at 222. 49. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE is ordered to disclose that material to HJC promptly, by October 30, 2019. HJC may file further requests with the Court articulating its particularized need for disclosure of any additional material requested in its initial application.
For the foregoing reasons, HJC' s application is granted. Consequently, DOJ is ordered to provide promptly, by October 30, 2019, to HJC all portions of the Mueller Report that were 49 DOJ concedes that the requests for the material referenced or cited in the report are properly structured.
SeeDOJResp. at 37 – 38 ( challenging only the structure of HJC' s request for material in category three). Case 1: 19- - BAH Document 46 Filed 10/ 25/19 redacted pursuant to Rule (e ) and any underlying transcripts or exhibits referenced in the portions of the Mueller Report that were redacted pursuant to Rule 6 ( ). HJC is permitted to file further requests articulating its particularized need for additional grand jury information requested in the initial application.
--by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, October 25, 2019.