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Appeals court grants Trump delay in releasing records to Jan. 6 probe

Former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Oct. 9, 2021 in Des Moines, Iowa.

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A federal appeals court on Thursday granted former President Donald Trump’s request to temporarily halt the release of White House records to lawmakers investigating the deadly Capitol invasion.

The court order came one day before the National Archives was set to begin producing those records to the House select committee probing the Jan. 6 attack.

Trump had sued the committee in mid-October to block its pursuit of a tranche of records from Trump’s term in office, arguing that many of them are protected by executive privilege, the doctrine that allows some executive branch communications to be kept confidential. But Biden refused to invoke privilege over the disputed documents.

A federal judge rejected that argument on Tuesday.

On Thursday morning, Trump’s lawyer, Jesse Binnall, had asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to briefly pause release of the disputed documents while it considers another injunction on a fast-track basis.

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2021-11-11 15:18:57

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