Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
William F. Johnson William F. Johnson

A special prosecutor’s investigation has resulted in the indictment of persons close to the President of the United States. The special prosecutor has prepared a report based on the investigation, and a debate has sparked over whether Congress can obtain the full, unredacted version. These events may seem familiar, but not because they have occurred in full public view over the last several years—these events also took place in 1974 and led a House committee to vote on pursuing the impeachment of President Nixon. At that time, the House went to court in pursuit of the full report of Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski, and a court found that the report—later termed the “roadmap” that helped shape the Nixon impeachment investigation—should be released to Congress. The court authorized release of the report even though it contained grand jury material otherwise protected from disclosure by Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 6(e). Fed. R. Crim. P. 6(e)(2)(B) (“Unless these rules provide otherwise, the following persons must not disclose a matter occurring before the ground jury: … (vi) an attorney for the government …”).

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at customercare@alm.com

Law Firms Mentioned


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.