Justice Dept. opposes House request for Mueller materials

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Division says the Home Judiciary Committee shouldn’t get entry to secret grand jury materials that was amassed in the course of the particular counsel’s Russia investigation.

The division filed court docket papers Friday arguing lawmakers hadn’t supplied a enough clarification about how the fabric would assist in the panel’s investigations of President Donald Trump .

The committee filed a petition in federal court docket in July arguing it must get hold of the grand jury materials because it weighs whether or not to pursue impeachment.

The Justice Division contends the committee’s leaders have already got entry to just about all of particular counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page report , besides the redacted grand jury info. It says there are additionally nonetheless investigations underway that grew out of Mueller’s probe.

The committee voted Thursday to determine guidelines for hearings on impeachment.

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