House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and her Democrat anti-Trump colleagues were dealt a devastating blow by the Supreme Court on Thursday.
The high court opted to take up House Democrats’ case arguing for access to grand jury testimony from the Mueller investigation during the court’s next term, ensuring that a decision on the case will not be reached ahead of the November election.
House Democrats, led by Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), were hoping to gain access to the sealed testimony — currently held by the Justice Department — before the election in order to find a new angle with which to attack Trump.
The Washington Times reported:
House Democrats had petitioned the courts last year for the documents, looking for damaging testimony against Mr. Trump despite the Muller’s team not finding Trump-Russia collusion after nearly three years of investigation.
By taking up the case, the earliest the high court could hear oral arguments in the matter is in October, making a decision in the case unlikely until months after the Nov. 3 election.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), another agitator for impeachment, attacked Attorney General William Barr for not cooperating with Democrat efforts to undermine Trump ahead of the election.
“Unfortunately, President Trump and Attorney General Barr are continuing to try to run out the clock on any and all accountability. While I am confident their legal arguments will fail, it is now all the more important for the American people to hold the president accountable at the ballot box in November,” Nadler said.
Daniel Goldberg, legal director from the progressive Alliance for Justice, complained that the court’s decision is a “gift” to Trump.
“By taking up this case and keeping the documents sealed, the Supreme Court is all but guaranteeing that the House — and thereby the public — will not learn the full details of the Mueller report before the election,” Goldberg said. “It’s a gift to Trump that he won’t need to be held accountable for these pressing questions on the fate of our democracy before voters return to the ballot box.”