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Grand Jury Secrecy and Impeachment: Implications of D.C. Circuit Ruling on the Special Counsel's Report [March 20, 2020]   [open pdf - 615KB]

From the Document: "Following the conclusion of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and related matters, the Attorney General released a public version of the Special Counsel's report concerning the investigation, with redactions. Many of the redactions related to matters occurring before the grand jury that had been convened in the investigation, as Rule 6(e) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure (Rule 6(e)) provides for the secrecy of grand jury proceedings unless an exception applies. Certain Members of Congress were offered the opportunity to review a less redacted version of the report, but the Attorney General has maintained that Rule 6(e) prohibited the disclosure of grand jury information even to Congress."

Report Number:
CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10426
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Date:
2020-03-20
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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