Court orders release of sealed documents in mysterious Mueller grand jury case

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ordered the release of certain sealed documents in a mysterious legal battle between a foreign company and special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony Kellyanne Conway: 'I'd like to know' if Mueller read his own report MORE.

The three-judge panel ordered that the federal government file redacted versions of court filings in the case by June 21. The court also ordered that the government submit proposed redactions to the transcript of one proceeding in the case by July 12.

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However, the judges rejected a request by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, which sought the documents, that they order the name of the unknown company be revealed.

Still, the documents could reveal new details about the secretive legal battle.

Mueller’s grand jury had been seeking information from the foreign company, but the company had refused to comply with the subpoena.

The company has argued that it is immune from the subpoena under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, and that the request would force the corporation to violate domestic law.

However, several courts ruled against the company, known only as "Corporation A" in court filings. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals had already upheld a contempt order against the corporation, and the Supreme Court refused to block the order earlier this year.

The Supreme Court in March also rejected the company's request that the justices consider its appeal over the grand jury subpoena.

Mueller concluded his Russia probe earlier this year and formally stepped down as special counsel late last month.

But his grand jury has shown recent signs of activity, including hearing testimony last week from Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneJudge rejects Stone's request to dismiss charges Judge dismisses DNC lawsuit against Trump campaign, Russia over election interference Prosecutors ask to air clip from 'The Godfather Part II' during Roger Stone trial MORE associate Andrew Miller, who had resisted appearing before the grand jury for a year.

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