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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld the District Court decision and ruled that the House is entitled to access grand jury material from Special Counsel Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation:
“This ruling is an unequivocal rejection of the President’s insistence that he is above the law and his blanket refusal to cooperate with Congressional requests for information. It is also another rebuke of Attorney General Barr’s brazen efforts to prevent evidence of Presidential wrongdoing from being uncovered, which the Courts continue to challenge. Just last week, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision suggesting that ‘Attorney General Barr made a calculated attempt to influence public discourse about the Mueller Report in favor of President Trump despite certain findings in the redacted version of the Mueller Report to the contrary.’
“Yet again, the Courts have resoundingly reaffirmed Congress’s authority to expose the truth for the American people. This important appeals court decision upholds the House’s long-standing right to obtain grand jury information pursuant to the House’s impeachment power and makes clear that the release of grand jury information is the decision of the federal judiciary – not the Administration.
“The House will continue to solemnly honor its responsibility to follow the facts and exercise our constitutional authority to conduct legislative oversight on behalf of the American people. The American people deserve the truth.”
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