Republicans won't budge on Kavanaugh documents amid Dem accusations of hiding records

03 August, 2018, 20:12 | Author: Orlando Hughes
  • Amy Coney Barrett at her Senate confirmation hearing in 2017

Notably, Grassley neglected to ask NARA for records from Kavanaugh's time as staff secretary, a choice committee Democrats say ignores most of the nominee's work in the Bush White House.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has appealed directly to Bush to access more documents.

"We estimate that we can complete our review of the textual records and the subset of White House Counsel Office emails "from" Kavanaugh (approximately 49,000 emails)-totaling roughly 300,000 pages - by approximately August 20, 2018, and now expect to be able to complete the remaining 600,000 pages by the end of October 2018", National Archives general counsel Gary Stern wrote in the letter addressed to Grassley.

Noting the Bush Library "will produce to us over 125,000 pages today", Foy said "I expect the committee will be able to undertake its thorough review process along the same timeline set in previous Supreme Court confirmations". "In the end, the committee will have reviewed significantly more records than ever before for a Supreme Court nominee", read a statement from Judiciary Committee staff.

"There's no chance in hell Mitch McConnell holds this vote after the election". "To be clear, President Bush has offered this as a courtesy to the Committee to assist in a timely assessment of Judge Kavanaugh's nomination".

Grassley's July 27 letter sought records about Kavanaugh's work at the White House Counsel's Office, but not his time as staff secretary. A source involved in the review process told CNN that the law requires the former president to be consulted about which records can be disclosed - and said the Bush team is working with law firms to turn over the documents simply so the Senate can get them expeditiously. "What more do they need to know to vote no?"

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But the National Archives previously warned Feinstein that a committee's power to request documents under the Presidential Records Act rests with the panels' chairmen. That is far more than than the 60,000 pages the Archives identified from the White House counsel's office, and the 170,000 emails he either received or sent or was copied on.

Standing before stacks of boxes that will be filled with documents from Kavanaugh's other jobs - an initial cache is expected later this week - Grassley and other top GOP senators argued there will be ample paperwork to review. "When the hearing is over I will want to call him".

Hatch said he's "sick and tired" of the partisanship and that Kavanaugh would ultimately be confirmed. In particular, Kavanaugh acknowledged playing a role in a 2005 statement Bush signed accompanying a law sponsored by Sen.

The agency, which is tasked with preserving and documenting government records, said Thursday in a letter that it would not be able to comply fully with the request from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) until the "end of October".

Democrats have branded the 53-year-old nominee, who would replace retired justice Anthony Kennedy, as a deeply conservative jurist who would shift the court rightward, jeopardising critical rulings on the constitutionality of abortion rights and the legality of Barack Obama's health care reforms.

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