Robert Mueller just got blindsided by the Supreme Court.
In what can only be described as a shocking decision, the Supreme Court has decided to have a closed-door discussion about the “mystery” case tied to his investigation of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.
Change of Heart
Last week, the Supreme Court declined to uphold a stay in this case that a company involved was fighting for.
The company, which has remained unnamed, was facing a $50,000-per-day fine for not turning over documents to the Mueller team.
That judgment was upheld by another federal judge, and the case was then referred to the Supreme Court.
But when the Supreme Court declined to hear the case, another anonymous filing was made asking the court to review the file.
While there were few details released about the court filing, it was assumed that the filing was related to this case.
But since the initial case was declined by the Supreme Court, most believed the court would not even entertain reviewing the case.
That assumption was dead wrong.
Even though the case is being reviewed by the Supreme Court, the deck still appears to be stacked against the defendants.
The reason? The Supreme Court rarely — if ever — will hear a case that is completely sealed, such as is the case here.
While there have been cases involving information that couldn’t be made public, it is believed that the Supreme Court has never heard a case wherein every aspect was confidential.
If the Supreme Court makes the decision not to proceed, as many suspect it will, the defendants are faced with quite a conundrum, even though the company itself is not based in the United States.
However, if the court does hear the case and decide in favor of the defendant, it will be arguably the most significant blow to the Russian investigation Mueller has faced yet.
It may not be the end of the case, but considering the lengths Mueller and his team are going to obtain documents from this company, it would surely land a significant blow to their case against the president’s former campaign team.