National Archives may not finish reviewing Kavanaugh documents before end of October
04 August, 2018, 00:45 | Author: Donnie King
Republican Judiciary Committee chair Chuck Grassley is promising to push ahead with a September hearing for Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaughdespite being notified Thursday that the National Archives can't possibly meet Grassley's document request until late October. Additional coverage comes from Igor Bobic at Huffpost and from Li Zhou at Vox, who reports that "Grassley's recent request centered predominantly on Kavanaugh's time as counsel during the Bush White House and did not even include the trove of documents Democrats have been pressing for from his time as staff secretary".
The National Archives letter arrived amid a larger fight over how many documents from Kavanaugh's past the committee should review before a confirmation vote.
At Politico Magazine, "liberal Democrat and feminist" Supreme Court practitioner Lisa Blatt calls Kavanaugh "the most qualified conservative for the job" and urges Democrats to "quit attacking Kavanaugh-full stop". "In the end, the committee will have reviewed significantly more records than ever before for a Supreme Court nominee".
"In the past, I think 170,00 or 180,000 pages was considered by Sen".
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has appealed directly to Bush to access more documents. He said he could not reach an agreement with Feinstein over the scope of the documents request. But Democrats have criticized that process and the lawyer leading it - former Bush lawyer Bill Burck - as political. Kavanaugh was nominated July 9.
Democrats said the letter is an admission that the GOP is engaging in an unusual process to pre-screen documents sent to Capitol Hill, ensuring that even records from his time at the White House Counsel's office will not be publicly disclosed.
Once Obama announced the nomination, however, Hatch joined the rest of the Republican Party in refusing to hold confirmation hearings for Garland, saying that the nominee should be chosen after the 2016 election, and not by a president who was on his way out of office. "That's because Senate Republicans plan to rely on the documents provided by the Bush legal team and not wait for the National Archives to complete its review process". "What more do they need to know to vote no?"
There are two separate reviews of documents happening simultaneously: One by the Bush team and another by the National Archives.
National Archives General Counsel Gary Stern pointed out that this request far exceeded past document requests for other Supreme Court Justice candidates.
"It seems to me like early September would be the earliest" for hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee, the panel's chairman Chuck Grassley told the Hugh Hewitt Show.
Grassley last week asked Bush's presidential library for the paperwork without the documents from Kavanaugh's staff secretary years.
The documents being compiled are only the initial request from Republicans.
Republicans hold a slim 51-49 Senate majority. The signing statement suggested that Bush could circumvent the law. Chris Coons of DE said at a hearing Wednesday that the Senate should receive even more documents than what Grassley had requested.
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