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A DC appeals court on Thursday restrained the federal government from releasing a trove of Trump-era documents to a House committee investigating the Capitol riot, as former President Donald Trump fights to keep the record secret.

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The DC Circuit Court of Appeals issued an administrative injunction telling the National Archives and Records Administration that Trump is seeking not to hand over documents “pending for further order of this court” to the Jan.

This provisional decision prevents the National Archives from submitting the preliminary round of documents to the selection committee on Friday as planned.

A lower court judge earlier Tuesday denied Trump’s request to block certain documents, prompting Trump’s lawyers to file an appeal.

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