If you blinked you missed it. Former President Donald Trump filed an emergency request to a federal judge late Monday night to prevent the National Archives from sending sensitive records to Jan. 6 committee investigators by Friday. And just after midnight, Judge Tanya Chutkan rejected it, contending the request itself was legally defective and “premature.”
The unusual exchange, which happened in a span of two hours, comes as Chutkan is already considering an earlier request by Trump to prevent Congress from peering into his White House’s records about his attempt to overturn the 2020 election. Trump sued to block the National Archives from turning the records over last month.
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NEW: Trump made a bizarre late-night legal request to block the National Archives from delivering documents to Jan. 6 investigators.
The judge, awake at midnight, rejected it right away. A 🤔 moment:https://t.co/7sfdr9SIWd
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) November 9, 2021