Special adviser Robert Mueller's office seems to have responded to a foreign company Leading the Supreme Court into the battle for a grand jury to serve the firm.
Most of the case's details remain under wraps at the Supreme Court, as the company demanded an emergency stay last week, but an entry in the colonel's file The court said that a response had been filed on Friday, three days before the court's deadline, and the motion was filed with an application for signature
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The socket entry does not work t shows Müller's office is involved in the litigation. The Supreme Court's public records do not even mention that the US government or the Department of Justice are involved in the case.
Friday's filing was likely filed by Solicitor General Noel Francisco's office, for which almost all Supreme Court pleadings are in charge of the US government.
When a federal appeals court issued a ruling last week dismissing the company's efforts to lift the summons, the judges released some details about the dispute. The order of the DC Circuit found that the company in question belonged to a foreign government and was despised by a judge of the district court, who rejected the arguments of the company, which said that government property makes them immune from a grand jury summons.
The Court of Appeal also rejected the claim that the company should be released from answering the summons, as responding to the request would violate the country's laws.
The connection between the lawsuit and the ongoing Mueller The investigation into relations between the Trump campaign and Russia is unclear, but a POLITICO reporter stationed in the office of the DC Circuit office clerk in October heard a visitor just hours after submitting one sealed plea in the complaint for a copy of the special adviser's filing
A DC circuit judge, who had previously worked in the White House as Associate Attorney to President Donald Trump, also complained of the dispute, court records said.
A spokesman for Mueller's office declined to comment on developments in Washington State High Court Friday.
If the Supreme Court decides not to enter into the dispute, the details of the struggle may remain and the identity of the company a The affected country may remain hidden from the public. However, if the judges decide to relieve the corporation or hear the case in the Supreme Court's regular file, some additional details of the battle may crop up, as the Supreme Court rarely holds cases on a completely secret basis.