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Rule 27(b)(1)(c) states that you can file a motion with the appeals court to get permission to supplement the record. Without knowing more as to why the US Attorney is opposing this, it is hard to know which case law to look at.
If I had to venture a guess as to the reason for the opposition, it would be because you may have had a duty to file a motion for new trial in the trial court and attach the correspondence to that motion so that the trial court would have had a chance to correct its error and so that your correspondence would have become part of the trial court record before the case went to appeal.
Yes, it is as I had suspected. The correspondence was not see by the trial court. In order to make that happen one usually has to file a motion for new trial and include that correspondence and then if the trial judge denies the MFNT, then you can select the MFNT and its attachments to be part of the record on appeal.