Appeals court temporarily blocks House access to Trump's White House records in Jan. 6 probe

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court panel consisting of three judges agreed to block the temporary release of documents from former President Donald Trump's administration. The documents were subpoenaed by the House panel in its investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection in the Capitol.
This decision was made at a time when the National Archives and Records Administration was due to release the documents at 6 p.m. on Friday. The documents were needed by the House committee to investigate the circumstances surrounding the attack and the events that occurred on the day.

Trump tried to stop the committee from accessing the documents by arguing that the release would violate executive privilege, and that his communications are confidential.

D.C. D.C. The case is open for Trump's written arguments. They are due Nov. 16. The National Archives and the House are expected to respond Nov. 22. Oral arguments are scheduled for Nov. 30.

Trump waved during Game 5 in the 2019 World Series at Nationals Park, Washington D.C.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan dismissed his arguments Tuesday, ruling that President Joe Biden's waiver executive privilege overtook his predecessor. Chutkan refused to bar the committee from accessing the case while it is being appealed.

Poll: Trump digs in. The majority of Americans believe that Trump and his aides should testify on January 6.

Trump's lawyers appealed to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals asked Thursday for an injunction to stop the case being argued.

In his 15-page filing, Trump's lawyer Jesse Binnall stated that "In this appeal the Court will consider novel, important constitutional questions of first impression concerning separation, presidential records and executive privilege." "The Court will consider the Motion for Injunction Pending Appeal while the administrative injunction is in place to prevent the production of the records.

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District Court heard that the House committee argued that legislators must see the documents immediately to ensure they can investigate and review legislation to protect the Capitol.

Experts have indicated that Trump will not win the case. This case could provide clues as to whether Trump's aides, such as Steve Bannon, a political strategist, defied his subpoena. Ex-White House advisers were also subpoenaed.

This article first appeared on USA TODAY. An appeal court has blocked access by the House to Trump records during a Jan. 6 probe