Mystery foreign company involved in Mueller’s investigation into Russian 2016 collusion appeals to the Supreme Court to halt the subpoena it received
- An unidentified foreign firm involved in Robert Mueller’s investigation has asked the Supreme Court to halt a grand jury subpoena it has received
- The company has been required to turn over ‘information’ about its commercial activity in a criminal investigation
- Mueller is now tying up loose ends in his investigation into allegations of ‘links and/or coordination’ between the Trump campaign and the Russian government
An unidentified foreign government-owned company involved in Robert Mueller’s investigation has asked the Supreme Court to halt a grand jury subpoena it has received.
The Supreme Court appeal comes after a federal appeals court ruling that ordered the company to comply with the subpoena.
The company, which has not been named, had been required to turn over ‘information’ about its commercial activity in a criminal investigation, CNN reported.
The appeals court also said the company could face fines for every day of noncompliance.
An unidentified foreign company asked the Supreme Court to halt a grand jury subpoena it received in connection to an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 Presidential election by special counsel Robert Mueller (pictured)
Special counsel Robert Mueller and multiple congressional committees are looking into allegations that there was collusion between Russian operatives and Trump associates during the presidential campaign and transition.
In January 13, 2017, the senate select committee announced that it was conducting a probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 Presidential Election.
The investigation was sparked by a declassified report from the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) that described a multifaceted effort led by Russian President Vladimir Putin to interfere with the election by releasing damaging information about Clinton to help Trump.
The request to the Supreme Court by the company is the latest twist in the secret case, which is under seal and has made its way through the federal court system with uncommon speed.
This is the first known legal challenge apparently related to Mueller’s investigation to make its way to the Supreme Court.
It is not known when the court might decide if it will take action on the company’s request to appeal further.
It is understood that the company’s challenge of the subpoena appears to have begun in September.
In its ruling this past week, the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia gave few clues about the company and its country of origin or what Mueller’s team sought.
It is not known when the Supreme Court might decide if it will take action on the company’s request to appeal further. The nine justices of the Court are pictured above
The request to the Supreme Court (pictured) is the latest twist in the case, which is under seal and has made its way through the federal court system
In a three-page decision obtained by CNN, the judges describe how they had learned confidentially from prosecutors that they had ‘reasonable probability’ the records requested involved actions that took place outside of the United States but affected the US.
Prosecutors claim that the Mueller team is also examining actions related to Turkish, Ukrainian and other foreign government interests.
Mueller has already indicted three Russian companies and 25 Russians for their alleged contributions to a social media propaganda scheme meant to influence American voters and to the hack of the Democratic Party.
The special counsel and other Justice Department units continue to pursue several investigations related to Mueller’s investigation.
Mueller is known to be investigating Donald Trump (left) for possible obstruction of justice, including over the firing of FBI Director James Comey (right)
It is thought that Robert Mueller is nearing the end of his investigation and could submit his confidential report to the attorney general as early as February.
Mueller is now tying up loose ends in his investigation into allegations of ‘links and/or coordination’ between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, U.S. officials and others familiar with the situation told NBC News.
Nineteen months into his investigation, Mueller has yet to publicly provide evidence of the central crime he was appointed to investigate: a conspiracy between members of Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government to influence the 2016 election.
Mueller is also known to be investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, including over the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
When it is complete, Mueller’s report will likely go to Bill Barr, Trump’s appointee as attorney general who has yet to be confirmed.