Congress has managed twice to obtain federal grand jury information in prior special counsel investigations, but the legal and factual landscape surrounding those situations is distinct from the landscape surrounding the Mueller report.
Latest in Starr investigation
Anyone looking to pass the time until the special counsel releases his report might consider reading former Independent Counsel Ken Starr’s recently published book.
There’s no inconsistency between attorney general nominee William Barr’s apparent high regard for Robert Mueller and Barr’s unwillingness to promise the release of a Mueller report.
In the last fifty years, Congress has three times investigated potential criminal activity by a sitting president. A new white paper from Protect Democracy examines lessons from those investigations for the new Congress.
I had a conversation with Kenneth Starr about Bob Mueller and Rod Rosenstein. He said some interesting stuff.
At the order of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the National Archives and Records Administration has unsealed the 1999 special master's report on possible leaks from the independent counsel's office in the Starr investigation. The report is available here and below.