Supreme Court declines to hear appeal in mystery subpoena case linked to Mueller probe

Supreme Court declines to hear appeal in mystery subpoena case linked to Mueller probe
Robert S. Mueller III. (Image: Screen grab of Fox News video)

[Ed. – This appears to mean that the appellant – a foreign firm linked to a government – has exhausted its options to avoid compliance with the subpoena.  John Roberts, remember, intervened in late December to stay the contempt order and penalties until SCOTUS had decided how to proceed.]

The Supreme Court has declined to intervene in a mysterious subpoena fight that apparently involved an unidentified foreign-government-owned company and special counsel Robert Mueller.

Last month, the unknown firm asked the high court to block a federal judge’s contempt order and $50,000-a-day penalty for refusing to comply with the subpoena, arguing that the company is immune from U.S. grand jury subpoenas. The company also insisted that complying with the subpoena would violate the law in the firm’s home country.

But on Tuesday, the Supreme Court turned down the company’s request to step into the dispute, at least for now. The order in the case came a little more than two weeks after Chief Justice John Roberts put a temporary freeze on the contempt order and the sanctions.

Trending: Shepard Smith compares illegal alien children detained at border to prisoners of war

Continue reading →

For your convenience, you may leave commments below using either the Spot.IM commenting system or the Facebook commenting system. If Spot.IM is not appearing for you, please disable AdBlock to leave a comment.


Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.