Citing Executive Privilege, WH Won't Release More Than 100000 Kavanaugh Records

Trump administration withholds 100K Kavanaugh pages

Trump administration withholds 100,000 pages of Kavanaugh records

The judge was deeply skeptical of Congress' ability to impose restrictions, calling limits on outside groups "blatantly unconstitutional" - a position the Supreme Court eventually took as well when it struck down the restrictions.

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Schumer's office said it was the first time in history a president has used executive privilege to block the release of presidential records to the Senate during a Supreme Court nomination.

Approximately 267,000 pages of Kavanaugh documents from his time serving Bush will be released with the remaining 100,000 documents remaining classified.

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William Burck, an attorney for former President George W. Bush tasked with reviewing the documents, wrote a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee saying he and his team had provided "every reviewable document", excluding exact duplicates of electronic records, personal documents, presidential records outside Kavanaugh's service and presidential records protected by constitutional privilege.

The Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing for Trump's Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh, is scheduled to start Tuesday and last for multiple days.

Kavanaugh, who has been tapped by President Trump to replace Anthony Kennedy on the nation's highest court, served in the White House Counsel's office during the Bush administration.

Republicans have dismissed Democrats' concerns over lack of access to portions of the record on Kavanaugh's background, arguing their criticism is politically motivated.

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She was one of several Democrats who lodged complaints over the weekend that Mr. Bush and President Trump were keeping damning documents from Judge Kavanaugh's past secret.

"Democrats have more than enough information to understand that this is a highly qualified jurist that should be the next Supreme Court justice", Wisconsin U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, a Republican, said in an interview on ABC's "This Week".

"We're witnessing a Friday night document massacre", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wrote on Twitter on Saturday, a nod to Richard Nixon's 1973 "Saturday Night Massacre" during the Watergate scandal. What are they trying so desperately to hide?'

In Kavanaugh's case, Republicans are circumventing the normal vetting process for Supreme Court nominees by in order to have him confirmed by October 1, the start of the court's new term.

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