This ruling was never in doubt….
Trump’s stalling, a common legal tactic is going to fail him in the end on several fronts in his efforts to hold off Congressional oversight of his actions in office….
The problem for Trump on this is that the House investigations, led by the Democrats will NOW use Robert Mueller’s evidence against Trump….
Trump will NOT have the Justice Department ( the Justice Department is representing Donald Trump personally against Congress) opinion against him being charged with criminal behaviour to hide behind in the impeachment inquiry and possible charges…
The judges ruling while significant?….
Is most likely to be appealed by Trump’s legal people in another attempt to stall things….
In the above ruling……
The Federal judge affirmed that the US House can set its own rules in an impeachment inquiry….
This throws out Republican efforts to derail the inquiry by saying it isn’t following the rules….
The ‘rules’ are whatever the House decides they are and they are following past investigations…