I have tracked the problem down to a special character within the description field. This character is not visible in the editor nor the GUI. After removing the character from the specific issue the CLI now works as expected.
im not sure if this is going to show up in this post but the Character is
in an email it shows up as a line like below
Hello! My name is Genevieve Blanch, and I'm the Marketing Manager at RefinedWiki, creators of apps to give teams the tools to customize Atlassian platforms. Currently, 44% of the tech team at Re...
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