One company’s fight against Robert Mueller took a crushing blow this week.
A so-called “mystery company” unnamed in the public record that is fighting sanctions against a Mueller subpoena was told this week that the United States Supreme Court will not hear its case.
When the Supreme Court declined to hear the case, there was no dissenting opinion published.
While this does not necessarily mean everyone on the court agreed that this case had no place on the Supreme Court docket, it is a very strong possibility.
Prior to the Supreme Court rejecting the case, the unnamed company had a stay in place to prevent them from having to cough up $50,000 per day for not complying with the subpoena.
Now that the ruling has been passed down, the sanctions are back in effect with every day that passes.
Still, it is unclear what company is being probed and where they are located; all of that information has been redacted.
However, we do know that the company has maintained that the issued subpoena and the sanctions that followed violate the law in their home country.
Most everything else remains speculation at this point, so we have no idea if the records being sought by Mueller are related to Russian collusion or if the special counsel’s team is digging into some other aspect of Trump’s personal or professional life.
Regardless, the firm in question does not appear to be overly anxious to turn its information over to Mueller.
On Monday, another unnamed party filed a motion with the Supreme Court for a sealed review of the case.
This is more than likely a delay tactic, however.
Since they already declined to hear it, it is unlikely that SCOTUS will review the case.
Now, the question is how to enforce the sanctions placed against the firm, since it is not based in the U.S.
That appears to be a secondary concern at this point, though.
The primary concern for investigators right now is convincing the firm to turn over all documentation requested — and to do so ASAP so the investigation can move forward.