The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld a lower court order that requires the department to disclose to the House certain secret material from Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
The 2-1 decision is unlikely to be the final word and can be appealed to the full court or to the Supreme Court.
Judge Judith W. Rogers wrote the majority opinion, joined by Judge Thomas B. Griffith, who agreed with her overall judgment. Judge Neomi Rao filed a dissent.
The appeals court was reviewing an earlier ruling from Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell who found the House, in its impeachment investigation, was legally engaged in a judicial process that exempts Congress from secrecy rules that typically shield grand jury materials from disclosure….