Former President Donald Trump and his legal team were dealt a major defeat Wednesday afternoon by the DC Circuit Court of Appeals.
Trump and his attorney, tried to stop the inquiry into whether the former president mishandled secret papers found at Mar-a-Lago last year, but a three-judge panel rejected their request.
Circuit Judges J. Michelle Childs, Florence Pan, and Nina Pillard lifted the administrative stay.
President Joseph Biden appointed Childs and Pan, and former President Barack Obama appointed Pillard.
The court gave Trump's lawyers until Tuesday midnight to submit case-related documents and arguments. The DOJ had until 6 a.m. Wednesday.
The Manhattan District Attorney's Office remained silent on another Trump probe into alleged hush money payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels. Trump projected a this-week indictment.
Last Monday, then-District of Columbia Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell allowed the DOJ to examine Corcoran and gave prosecutors notes and other communications.