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Trump Asks Appeals Court to Keep Classified Files From DOJ

  • Florida judge ‘did not err’ in withholding records, Trump says
  • US argues classified documents are needed urgently for probe
Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Youngstown, Ohio, on Sept. 17.

Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Youngstown, Ohio, on Sept. 17.

Photographer: Dustin Franz/Bloomberg
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Donald Trump asked a federal appeals court to uphold an order that temporarily bars Justice Department investigators from using about 100 documents with classified markings in a criminal probe of the former president. 

The records -- some bearing top secret markings -- should remain off limits to investigators while a neutral third party reviews the entire trove of roughly 11,000 documents seized from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort last month, his lawyers said in a filing Tuesday in the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals.