The Department of Justice has formally asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to stay a lower court order requiring former White House counsel Donald McGahn to comply with a House subpoena for his testimony.

In a filing Wednesday morning, DOJ lawyers asked the circuit to issue a seven-day administrative stay, as already agreed to by the House Judiciary Committee, and to block the order from going into effect as the appellate judges weigh the case.

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