Trump Files Last-Ditch Appeal To Block Riot Docs

NBC News reports:

Lawyers for former President Donald Trump on Thursday asked a federal appeals court to temporarily block the National Archives from turning over his White House records to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.

The committee is set to receive the first batch of documents, which lawmakers say is key to their investigation, on Friday.

In papers filed with the appeals court Thursday, lawyers for Trump asked the court to temporarily delay the turnover and “maintain the status quo” while they push ahead with an expedited appeal. Trump has tried to claim executive privilege over the documents, and contends the records should be kept secret “in perpetuity.”

Read the full article.