Trump docs probe: Court lifts hold on Mar-a-Lago records

  • Pages from a U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta ruling that lifts a judge's hold on the Justice Department's ability to use classified documents seized by the FBI at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, are photographed Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. The ruling clears the way for the department to immediately resume its use of the documents in its investigation.(AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

  • FILE - An aerial view of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla., on Aug. 31, 2022. A federal judge has appointed Raymond Dearie, a veteran New York jurist to serve as an independent arbiter and review records seized during an FBI search of former President Donald Trump's home last month. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

WASHINGTON — In a stark repudiation of Donald Trump’s legal arguments, a federal appeals court on Wednesday permitted the Justice Department to resume its use of classified records seized from the former president’s Florida estate as part of its ongoing criminal investigation.