The Former Guy’s lawyer lost an attempt to block a decision that has not been made yet in the federal court of Judge Tanya Chutkan.
Trump attorney Jesse Binnall issued a second request Monday night, asking Chutkan to approve an “administrative stay” of a ruling that has not yet been issued. Chutkan is considering an earlier request by Trump to block Congress from seeing White House records regarding an attempt to overturn the 2020 election.
Chutkan rejected it, contending the request itself was legally defective and “premature.”
Trump sued to block the National Archives from turning the records over last month, after President Joe Biden declined to assert executive privilege on his behalf. The Archives indicated it would turn the papers over to lawmakers by Friday, unless a court intervened.
The National Archives has indicated that Trump is trying to block about 750 pages of the 1,500 pages discovered in the January 6 Congressional Committee seeking to investigate the role of TFG in overturning the 2020 election.
Chutkan promised to rule quickly on the initial request, but signaled she was inclined to reject it and Trump’s claim of executive privilege.
Trump’s lawyer’s latest move included a warning that if Chutkan had not issued a ruling on the intial request by Wednesday, he would go to the court of appeals and ask for intervention — noting that Thursday is Veteran’s Day and the National Archives plans to send the papers to Congress by 6p.m. Friday.