Trump’s Freedom of Information Act lawsuit is set to be heard at federal court in Washington on Friday

Jan. 6 panel extends deadline for Trump to produce documents, court document shows

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Jan. 6 panel extends deadline for Trump to produce documents, court document shows

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The first half of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the White House over possible national security violations is set to be heard at a federal court in Washington on Friday, with a preliminary deadline for President Donald Trump to produce documents set from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. local time.

In a Jan. 5 lawsuit, CNN reported in December that it had received a lawsuit filed by Trump last year that demanded all of his presidential records. CNN reported that the documents include a “morgue file” containing records of Trump’s death. CNN said the lawsuit was based on several FOIA requests filed with the White House seeking records of medical matters, “including that of President Donald Trump,” including his health records, medical history, drug prescriptions and immunizations.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Sanders also did not address CNN’s reporting, responding simply to say that she has “no knowledge of any such records,” adding that the White House has “full faith and confidence” in the FBI as investigating the allegations of ties to Russia and possible obstruction of justice.

The CNN story also reported that an investigation by the House Judiciary and Oversight committees revealed that the former White House counsel Donald McGahn had a private calendar with Trump that included notes of conversations that focused on the Russia investigation.

The lawsuit filed by Trump last year was “based on the White House’s longstanding practice of responding to FOIA requests on a rolling basis,” CNN reported.

The lawsuit was filed by Michael R. Bromwich with American Oversight, a nonprofit that advocates for transparency on government actions.

Also named as plaintiff in the suit, Bromwich said, is David Fahrenthold of the Washington Post.

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