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9 Corrected the legal basis for obtaining grand jury documents
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28 U.S. Code § 595.Congressional oversight

(c) Information Relating to Impeachment.—
An independent counsel shall advise the House of Representatives of any substantial and credible information which such independent counsel receives, in carrying out the independent counsel’s responsibilities under this chapter, that may constitute grounds for an impeachment. Nothing in this chapter or section 49 of this title shall prevent the Congress or either House thereof from obtaining information in the course of an impeachment proceeding.

[Emphasis added.]

This apparently is legal authority to access all the documents relating to an impeachment inquiry Under current rules, including those normally kept secret.

This clause is referenced inCongressional committees may request disclosure of grand jury documents under the Clinton impeachment.following rule:

H. Rept. 105-830 - IMPEACHMENT OF WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:Federal Rules for Criminal Procedure

E. Grand jury testimony on August 17, 1998

It is important to note that the Independent Counsel received permission from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to disclose grand jury materials in accordance with its duty to report to Congress under 28 U.S.C. Sec. 595(c). OIC Referral 5 n.18. Generally, disclosure of grand jury testimony is prohibited under Rule 6(e) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. See Fed. R. Crim. P. 6 (e3).

(E) The court may authorize disclosure-at a time, in a manner, and subject to any other conditions that it directs- of a grand-jury matter:

(i) preliminarily to or in connection with a judicial proceeding

[Emphasis added.]

And, no doubt, will be used inIt being the Trumpcase that an impeachment, as well inquiry fits the above description.

DOJ uses Democrats’ impeachment confusion against them in court, September 16, 2019:

The Justice Department, in new court filings, sought to block congressional Democrats' bid for secret grand jury material from the Robert Mueller investigation by citing the confusion inside the caucus over whether or not they're pursuing an "impeachment investigation."

In the Friday court filing, the DOJ argued that the House Judiciary Committee clearly is not.

“The committee’s own description of its investigation makes clear that it is too far removed from any potential judicial proceeding to qualify,” the DOJ said.

Now that A petition to disclose a grand-jury matter under Rule 6(e)(3)(E)(i) must be filed in the impeachment proceeding has been made official,district where the grand jury convened secret grand jury material from the Mueller investigation should be easier to obtain(Rule 6(e)(3)(F)).

28 U.S. Code § 595.Congressional oversight

(c) Information Relating to Impeachment.—
An independent counsel shall advise the House of Representatives of any substantial and credible information which such independent counsel receives, in carrying out the independent counsel’s responsibilities under this chapter, that may constitute grounds for an impeachment. Nothing in this chapter or section 49 of this title shall prevent the Congress or either House thereof from obtaining information in the course of an impeachment proceeding.

[Emphasis added.]

This apparently is legal authority to access all the documents relating to an impeachment inquiry, including those normally kept secret.

This clause is referenced in the Clinton impeachment.

H. Rept. 105-830 - IMPEACHMENT OF WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:

E. Grand jury testimony on August 17, 1998

It is important to note that the Independent Counsel received permission from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to disclose grand jury materials in accordance with its duty to report to Congress under 28 U.S.C. Sec. 595(c). OIC Referral 5 n.18. Generally, disclosure of grand jury testimony is prohibited under Rule 6(e) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. See Fed. R. Crim. P. 6 (e).

[Emphasis added.]

And, no doubt, will be used in the Trump impeachment, as well.

DOJ uses Democrats’ impeachment confusion against them in court, September 16, 2019:

The Justice Department, in new court filings, sought to block congressional Democrats' bid for secret grand jury material from the Robert Mueller investigation by citing the confusion inside the caucus over whether or not they're pursuing an "impeachment investigation."

In the Friday court filing, the DOJ argued that the House Judiciary Committee clearly is not.

“The committee’s own description of its investigation makes clear that it is too far removed from any potential judicial proceeding to qualify,” the DOJ said.

Now that the impeachment proceeding has been made official, the secret grand jury material from the Mueller investigation should be easier to obtain.

Under current rules, Congressional committees may request disclosure of grand jury documents under the following rule:

Federal Rules for Criminal Procedure

Rule 6(e)(3)

(E) The court may authorize disclosure-at a time, in a manner, and subject to any other conditions that it directs- of a grand-jury matter:

(i) preliminarily to or in connection with a judicial proceeding

It being the case that an impeachment inquiry fits the above description.

A petition to disclose a grand-jury matter under Rule 6(e)(3)(E)(i) must be filed in the district where the grand jury convened (Rule 6(e)(3)(F)).

8 Clarified access to documents
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This apparently is legal authority to access all the documents relating to an investigationimpeachment inquiry, including those normally kept secret.

This apparently is legal authority to access all the documents relating to an investigation, including those normally kept secret.

This apparently is legal authority to access all the documents relating to an impeachment inquiry, including those normally kept secret.

7 Added reference to the Clinton impeachment
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(c)Information Information Relating to Impeachment.— 
An independent counsel shall advise the House of Representatives of any substantial and credible information which such independent counsel receives, in carrying out the independent counsel’s responsibilities under this chapter, that may constitute grounds for an impeachment. Nothing in this chapter or section 49 of this title shall prevent the Congress or either House thereof from obtaining information in the course of an impeachment proceeding.

This apparently is legal authority to access all the documents relating to an investigation, previously withheldincluding those normally kept secret.

This clause is referenced in the Clinton impeachment.

H. Rept. 105-830 - IMPEACHMENT OF WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:

E. Grand jury testimony on August 17, 1998

It is important to note that the Independent Counsel received permission from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to disclose grand jury materials in accordance with its duty to report to Congress under 28 U.S.C. Sec. 595(c). OIC Referral 5 n.18. Generally, disclosure of grand jury testimony is prohibited under Rule 6(e) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. See Fed. R. Crim. P. 6 (e).

[Emphasis added.]

And, of special council Mueller's investigationno doubt, will be used in the Trump impeachment, as well.

(c)Information Relating to Impeachment.— An independent counsel shall advise the House of Representatives of any substantial and credible information which such independent counsel receives, in carrying out the independent counsel’s responsibilities under this chapter, that may constitute grounds for an impeachment. Nothing in this chapter or section 49 of this title shall prevent the Congress or either House thereof from obtaining information in the course of an impeachment proceeding.

This apparently is legal authority to access all the documents, previously withheld, of special council Mueller's investigation.

(c) Information Relating to Impeachment.— 
An independent counsel shall advise the House of Representatives of any substantial and credible information which such independent counsel receives, in carrying out the independent counsel’s responsibilities under this chapter, that may constitute grounds for an impeachment. Nothing in this chapter or section 49 of this title shall prevent the Congress or either House thereof from obtaining information in the course of an impeachment proceeding.

This apparently is legal authority to access all the documents relating to an investigation, including those normally kept secret.

This clause is referenced in the Clinton impeachment.

H. Rept. 105-830 - IMPEACHMENT OF WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:

E. Grand jury testimony on August 17, 1998

It is important to note that the Independent Counsel received permission from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to disclose grand jury materials in accordance with its duty to report to Congress under 28 U.S.C. Sec. 595(c). OIC Referral 5 n.18. Generally, disclosure of grand jury testimony is prohibited under Rule 6(e) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. See Fed. R. Crim. P. 6 (e).

[Emphasis added.]

And, no doubt, will be used in the Trump impeachment, as well.

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