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

From left Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley R-Iowa Sen. Thom Tillis R-N.C. Sen. Orrin Hatch R-Utah Sen. John Cornyn R-Texas and Sen. Mike Lee R-Utah hold a news conference to refute Senate Democrats who are intensifying their fight over

National Archives may not finish reviewing Kavanaugh documents before end of October

Senate Republicans have yet to schedule a confirmation hearing for Kavanaugh.

The scope of documents requested by Republicans does not touch on an even bigger group of documents from Kavanaugh's three years as Bush's staff secretary.

The documents could be produced earlier via a separate source: the Bush presidential library, which is conducting its own review.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley R-Iowa joined from left by Sen. Orrin Hatch R-Utah Sen. John Cornyn R-Texas and Sen. Mike Lee R-Utah holds a news conference to refute Senate Democrats who are intensifying their fight over documents relate

"In the end, the committee will have reviewed significantly more records than ever before for a Supreme Court nominee", Mr. Foy said.

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.

Grassley said he would prefer a Kavanaugh confirmation hearing in early September, since it could take the committee two weeks to vote on the nomination because of committee rules. "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".

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"To help expedite the Committee's access to records, President Bush has expressed his willingness to make available directly to the Committee copies of records that the team of lawyers has reviewed and that he has approved for disclosure", Burck said in the letter to Schumer.

Gary Stern, the Archives' general counsel, told Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) in a letter that the records he has requested could total more than 900,000 pages. "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".

Nonetheless, the Archives' timeline throws more political obstacles into the confirmation process for President Trump's pick to replace Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. 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.

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The documents being compiled are only the initial request from Republicans.

"I want to really complement the Democrats who have stood up and are willing to stand up for Judge Kavanaugh because they realize we can't keep going down this partisan, picky, stupid, dumbass road that has happened around here for so long", he said. In particular, Kavanaugh acknowledged playing a role in a 2005 statement Bush signed accompanying a law sponsored by Sen.

Any delay could mean that Kavanaugh, if ultimately approved by the Republican-led Senate, could still miss the October 1 start of the Supreme Court's term and that the final confirmation vote could take place close to the November 6 US congressional elections.

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The term Bork - recognized in the Oxford American Dictionary since 2002 - refers to what Hatch called the "unprecedented campaign of character assassination" waged against Judge Robert Bork during his 1987 Supreme Court confirmation hearing.

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