The decision appears to task the Democrat-led investigation for vacillating on key issues and acknowledging there were “important and unsettled constitutional questions” about whether the panel is lawfully constituted.
The U.S. Circuit Court for Appeals or the District of Columbia said it was dismissing the case because the Jan. 6 committee withdrew the subpoena to the RNC seeking records of its dealings with a digital fund-raising vendor Salesforce.
“The RNC’s appeal has become moot,” the appeals court ruled in dismissing the case.
Appellate judges appeared to go out their way to acknowledge the RNC’s concerns about the subpoena raising important issues and making clear the lower court’s ruling needed to be reversed.
The court also took issue with the House Democrat committee for playing essentially a game of hurry up, then wait
“The Committee has taken various positions on whether and when it needs the subpoenaed RNC documents,” the judges noted, citing a history of urgent requests followed by delay and then eventually withdrawal of the subpoena.