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Trump asks appeals court to delay release of Jan. 6 records

Insurrectionist supporters of then US president Donald Trump breach the Capitol in Washington, on January 6, 2021. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Insurrectionist supporters of then US president Donald Trump breach the Capitol in Washington, on January 6, 2021. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Former US president Donald Trump asks a federal appeals court to temporarily block the release of records to a House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection led by his supporters.

Trump’s lawyers request a temporary stay from the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Barring a court order, the National Archives is expected to turn over Trump’s call logs, draft speeches and other documents related to the insurrection tomorrow. Trump’s lawyers ask the court to set a schedule for the case that would delay any decision until next week.

Congress has sought the records to better understand the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, in which rioters ransacked the building and forced into hiding lawmakers who were certifying Trump’s election loss to President Joe Biden.

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