SCOTUS Backs Trump, Blocks Release Of Mueller Files

Bloomberg News reports:

The U.S. Supreme Court blocked House Democrats for now from getting access to confidential materials from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, granting a request from President Donald Trump’s administration. The court put the case on a fast track, giving the Trump administration until June 1 to file its appeal. That suggests the court will say before the end of its term in June or July whether it will hear arguments late this year.

Two lower courts had ordered Justice Department officials to turn over redacted parts of Mueller’s 448-page report, along with underlying grand jury transcripts and exhibits. Democrats say the material would help them determine whether Trump committed impeachable offenses by obstructing the FBI’s and Mueller’s investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election.