Justice Department Argues House Has Not Committed to Impeachment Proceedings

By Quinta Jurecic
Saturday, September 14, 2019, 11:10 AM

In a filing opposing the House Judiciary Committee's efforts to seek a court order allowing release of grand jury material relevant to the Mueller investigation, the Justice Department argues that the committee's request does not fall under any exceptions to Rule 6(e) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure because the committee is not involved in impeachment proceedings, citing to statements by Democratic congressional leadership. The document is available here and below.