The records from Mar-a-Lago can be reviewed by a special master.
The DOJ argued that the order interfered with a criminal investigation.
The documents belong to the government, according to the justice department.
The documents that were seized from Mar-a-Lago are rightfully owned by the government, according to the Justice Department.
The Justice Department asked for a partial stay that would allow for an independent party to review some of the records without further interfering with the case.
The agency hopes to find more than 100 documents that have classified markings. Those parts of the order will cause the most immediate and serious harms to the government and the public, according to the DOJ.
The prosecutors said that a stay would allow the government to review and use the same records in its criminal investigation.
Legal experts have doubts about the ability of a former president to claim such a privilege.
In its appeal, the DOJ stated that the partial stay would not cause harm to Trump and that the special master's review of any other records, including any personal materials or records potentially subject to attorney-client privilege, would not be disturbed.
The Justice Department said that the order halted an ongoing criminal investigation and prevented a review of potential national security risks.
Business Insider has an article on it.