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Journalists' Group Wants Court Docs Public in Mystery Case

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By    |   Wednesday, 09 January 2019 07:37 PM

A group that represents journalists is pushing for documents pertaining to a secret court case that is believed to be related to the Russia probe to be made public.

The Hill reported The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press filed a lengthy motion Wednesday that asked the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to make public some of the court documents in the case.

The nonprofit cited both the First Amendment and common law in arguing the case should not be so secret.

The case pertains to a witness that is only known as a corporation owned by a foreign government. The name of the company and the country have not been released. It is believed to be tied in with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation that is looking at whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.

The Supreme Court issued a ruling Tuesday that will force the company to comply with a subpoena or continue paying a daily fine of $50,000 for not doing so.

The case is so secret an entire floor of a Washington, D.C. court was sealed off last month as lawyers for each side argued in front of a judge.

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The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is pushing for documents pertaining to a secret court case that is believed to be related to the Russia probe to be made public, according to The Hill.
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