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DEVELOPING Trump Justice Dept. asks U.S. judge to reject House Judiciary Committee request for Mueller grand jury materials, argues courts in 1974 wrongly gave Congress the Watergate grand jury 'roadmap' that led to President Nixon's impeachment.
"Wow, O.K.," responded U.S. Chief District Judge Beryl A. Howell of Washington, D.C., sounding unpersuaded. "As I said, the department is taking an extraordinary position in this case."
NEW Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell of Washington D.C. balks at Justice Dept. bid to deny House access to Mueller grand-jury materials. wapo.st/2M1v4ih
In case destined for Supreme Court, Howell asks why DOJ has not shared Mueller g.j. material with Congress under post-9/11 Patriot Act law that lets DOJ share info with federal or foreign officials on “grave hostile acts of a foreign power'/'clandestine intelligence gathering.'
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