OHIO — Gov.
John Kasich (R) has decided not to allow judges to release criminal cases for a judicial review after President Donald Trump’s administration filed a lawsuit against the state for the release of records.
Kasich’s office said in a statement Thursday that he had directed his legal staff to review the Trump administration’s request for court-appointed review and that he would allow judges who are able to release cases to do so.
The governor’s office did not specify when or if a decision would be made.
Kazak, who is running for re-election in November, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
He is the latest GOP presidential candidate to oppose the release in recent months of court records in the Trump-Russia investigation.
The president has accused the court system of unfairly trying him.
Kushner’s office has argued that a state court judge’s decision to review a criminal case is akin to granting the president a judicial pardon.
The lawsuit filed by the Trump campaign on behalf of four former Trump campaign officials and associates alleges that the government sought to suppress the identities of former campaign officials who worked with Russian operatives to help Trump win the 2016 election.