Representatives from the House Judiciary Committee recently released a statement declaring their intentions to continue investigating President Trump for allegedly “impeachable offenses” as a result of the special counsel investigation by Robert Mueller, according to CNN.
The committee filed a request in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit demanding access to grand jury testimony from the Mueller probe, which the Department of Justice has been withholding since the end of the investigation. The House has set Friday as the deadline by which the DOJ is supposed to turn over those materials, while the DOJ wants to see the Supreme Court make the final decision on whether or not to hand over the materials.
The committee’s statement read, in part: “As the Committee informed this Court in December, its investigation into President Trump’s misconduct is ongoing, and the grand-jury material will inform its determination whether President Trump committed impeachable offenses in obstructing Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation and whether to recommend new articles of impeachment.”
Mueller’s investigation, which lasted for nearly two years, ultimately found no evidence of so-called “collusion” between the Trump campaign and the Russian government in the 2016 election. It also exonerated President Trump on the alleged charges of obstruction of justice.