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Amy Jackson U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

A federal judge on Monday ruled that the Biden administration must turn over several emails previously withheld in full from The New York Times and its reporter in a public records lawsuit stemming from the first impeachment of President Donald Trump.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the District of Columbia last year ruled the then-Trump administration had to turn over the 21 emails that it initially refused to release in response to the records request, finding that affidavits filed in support of the privileges invoked for the documents were based on “hearsay.” On Monday, after reviewing an additional declaration and new briefings, Jackson found some of the documents should be handed over to the newspaper.

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Jacqueline Thomsen

Jacqueline Thomsen, based in Washington, is a reporter covering D.C. federal courts and the legal side of politics. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @jacq_thomsen.

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