The Democratic-led Home Judiciary Committee requested the justices to postpone the arguments as a result of Joe Biden has been elected president and a brand new Congress will start in early January.

Attorneys for the Home mentioned {that a} “newly constituted” committee will decide whether or not it needs to proceed to pursue the documents. The Trump Justice Division mentioned it had no objection to the delay.

The court docket’s motion places off a significant separation of powers combat, testing the power of the Justice Division to management grand jury data from a historic, deeply political investigation it performed that might additionally assist congressional investigations. It may imply that the supplies in query are by no means launched if the brand new Congress decides not to pursue them.

The Justice Division is in search of to forestall the discharge of the knowledge, which incorporates parts of Mueller’s report that have been redacted to defend grand jury data and underlying grand jury testimony and reveals that relate to sure people and occasions.

The grand jury supplies in query may shed appreciable mild on Russian election-meddling and then-candidate Donald Trump’s response in 2016. Dozens of witnesses testified earlier than Mueller’s grand jury, in accordance to MeSlop reporting, together with Trump’s former marketing campaign chairman Paul Manafort and at the very least two individuals who attended the notorious Trump Tower assembly in the summer season of 2016.

If the court docket had moved ahead with the case, the justices would have put the Home in an uncommon place as a result of the justification attorneys used to pursue the documents was that the Home was engaged in an impeachment continuing. The truth that Trump will now not be president removes that justification.

Arguments have been set for December 2.

A federal appeals court docket in March sided with the Judiciary Committee, saying that lawmakers had a “compelling want” to view the secretive particulars. The Supreme Court granted the Trump administration’s request to take up the case, blocking the discharge of the documents whereas the appeals course of performs out.