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Judge Denies Trump Emergency Motion to Shield Records Sought by Jan. 6 Committee

The National Archives is expected to send documents to the committee Friday

A federal judge on Monday shot down a request from former President Donald Trump to prevent the National Archives from releasing documents requested by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Trump's lawsuit last month to block the records is still ongoing. Trump filed an emergency motion late Monday asking U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan to grant a stay in the case pending an appeal or an administrative injunction. Chutkan quickly denied the request Tuesday, saying the move was "premature."

Chutkan said that she hasn't issued a ruling in the case yet and that she would consider a motion for a stay only after she reaches a final judgment. During oral arguments this month, she seemed skeptical of Trump's request.

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