A DC federal judge sent an attempt by Democrats of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to link their summons to former White House attorney Don McGahn with a separate request for secret information from the Grand Jury in Russia's investigations after the Ministry of Justice accused them of trying to do it Normally, the cases are randomly assigned to the judges, which, according to the DOJ, is said to discourage parties from "playing the system" by "shopping" for a judge they like. , However, in a Tuesday trial, the department tried to do just that by taking advantage of an exception that would allow "related" cases to be heard by the same judge. In that case, the DOJ said the panel had wrongly tried to link the McGahn case to the Grand Jury case just because they are both part of their investigation into President Trump. 1
Howell, who is currently assigned to the case of the Grand Jury, agreed with the DOJ's argument that the committee's request to divulge secret information to the grand jury to former Special Representative Robert Mueller's application of the Criminal Procedure Code while the McGahn case is a civil matter involving the enforcement of a summons where immunity exists.
"This subpoena, filed later, does not address factual or legal issues common to the grand jury's earlier lawsuit, nor does it focus on a joint event or transaction, so the matter would be related , & # 39; & # 39; The DOJ argued in its judicial submission.
The House Judiciary Committee claimed that the cases are related because they bind both to what they are now. Call a Trump "impeachment investigation." In his complaint against McGahn, he is referred to as the "most important witness next to the president" for the main events that are the focus of the investigation by the Judiciary Committee on Russia's intervention in the 2016 presidential election.
The DOJ argued this, however. The term "related" refers to cases that have "common facts" or are due to a "common event or transaction". They claimed that the committee "reversed it" because they "try to link completely unrelated cases just because they were submitted in the service of their overriding desire to bring together various issues in their investigations against the president. "
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McGahn's refusal to comply with a subpoena is the real "event or business" in this case, the DOJ said, "not the impeachment investigation alleged by the committee."
Howell also identified the legal issues in the Jury case, pointing out that these issues are "wholly missing" in the McGahn case.
The Department of Justice also disagreed with the committee's assertion that linking the cases would make the trial more efficient by stating that while the committee was aware of McGahn's refusal to testify in May, it waited until August, shortly after it was announced Case the grand jury had filed to sue.
"Therefore, the committee is doing any delay at this point," the DOJ said, asking how circumventing the process of random assignment of judges would help make things faster.
Judge Howell responded to the committee's argument that "the efficiency of the judiciary is not guaranteed when two cases have as many substantive and legal issues as the circumstance is here."
The McGahn case is now approaching transferred to the Calendar and Case Management Committee to be randomly reassigned.
CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP  004] The existence of an "impeachment investigation" was also called into question. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, DN.Y., said that "formal impeachment" is underway. Republican Republican Doug Collins, R-Ga., Said, however, that this was impossible because the House had never chosen to approve such an investigation.
Several House Democrats have argued that a vote is not required, either because the Constitution grants them the power to carry out impeachment investigations, or because a recent extension of the powers of the Committee allows it.