An ex-President Donald TrumpThursday’s motion sought to temporarily suspend the publication of documents that relate to Jan. 6, attack on U.S. Capitol.

A House select committee is expected to release hundreds of White House internal documents about the plan and response of the Capitol Riot. On Wednesday, a federal judge denied Trump’s appeal to block the release of those documents.

In a new court filing, Trump has asked the D.C. Court of Appeals for “a brief pause in the production” of those documents. The filing argues that the former president “will suffer irreparable injury” if the documents are released.

Trump sued the House Committee to obtain documents related the attack that left 5 dead and over 140 injured officers. He cited executive privilege. Judge Tanya Chutkan denied Trump’s appeal on Wednesday.

“This court will not effectively ignore its own reasoning in denying injunctive relief in the first place to grant injunctive relief now,” Chutkan wrote in her decision.

Trump cited executive privilegeHe also filed a lawsuit last month against the National Archives as well as the committee, in which he sought to block the transfer.

President Joe Biden previously declined to assert executive privilege on most of Trump’s records, determining that doing so was “not in the best interests of the United States.”

To further explain Biden’s decision not to help Trump keep his records secret, White House counsel Dana Remus wrote that the documents could “shed light on events within the White House on and about January 6 and bear on the Select Committee’s need to understand the facts underlying the most serious attack on the operations of the Federal Government since the Civil War.”


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