It comes after FBI agents raided Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida in August 2022 to obtain documents from his time in the White House under the Presidential Records Act (PRA).
More than 13,000 documents were seized, 103 of which were classified.
Navarro refused to produce any of the emails until he had been granted immunity for the act of returning the records, court documents show, after which the lawsuit was filed by the United States government.
It is unclear exactly what the contents of the emails pertain to, and could prove damaging to Trump as he faces other legal challenges amid a 2024 presidential bid.
Based on their review of these documents, they said that 200-250 of them were PRA records that should be returned to the nation.
Kollar-Kotelly called for "immediate compliance" from Navarro that the court would oversee.
However, while Trump's lawyers claimed ahead of the Mar-a-Lago raid that all classified documents had been handed over, Biden's lawyers notified the National Archives as soon as they discovered the documents in his personal possession. »