Court temporarily delays January 6 record release as it considers Trump’s blockade request

A U.S. federal appellate court has temporarily blocked the release of records sought by a U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating the Jan. 6 uprising at the Capitol building, as the court considers an urgent request by former President Donald Trump.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Thursday granted an administrative stay sought by Trump. The stay is intended to give the court time to consider Trump’s arguments against releasing the documents, which were otherwise scheduled for Friday without a court order.

The appellate court put arguments in the case for Nov. 30.

The House is looking for Trump’s appeals programs, draft speeches and other documents related to Jan. 6, when supporters of the former president stormed the Capitol to try to stop the testimony of his election loss to President Joe Biden.

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