WASHINGTON — Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement in response to today’s ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The court found that Democrats’ suits asking for grand jury material from the Mueller report and to enforce their subpoena against Don McGahn should not be designated as related because “judicial efficiency is not served where two cases present such different factual and legal issues, as is the circumstance here.”

“I applaud Chief Judge Howell’s decision today. As the Chief Judge found, Chairman Nadler’s pending cases involve distinct issues of law and fact and should not be combined. 

“As I have been saying for months, Democrats have not begun an impeachment inquiry against the president. Until the full House votes to authorize such an inquiry, that status will not — indeed, cannot — change. The chairman’s public statements notwithstanding, these two lawsuits are separate and distinct from each other, as Chief Judge Howell’s ruling makes clear.”