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

Brett Kavanaugh September Judiciary Committee Hearing in the Works

Brett Kavanaugh September Judiciary Committee Hearing in the Works

Hatch said he's "sick and tired" of the partisanship and that Kavanaugh would ultimately be confirmed.

Yet in a potential complication for Republican hopes to hold confirmation hearings next month, the National Archives warned Thursday that it would not be able to fulfill the GOP's request for documents until October.

Grassley last week asked Bush's presidential library for the paperwork without the documents from Kavanaugh's staff secretary years. "In the end, the committee will have reviewed significantly more records than ever before for a Supreme Court nominee", Foy said.

Democrats say the documents they are requesting, including the staff secretary papers, are crucial to understanding all aspects Kavanaugh's background, particular his role in forming policy under Bush. Taylor Foy, a spokesman for Grassley, said the senator still expects the hearing to take place in September.

"In the past, I think 170,00 or 180,000 pages was considered by Sen".

"Please note that we will not be able to complete our review of all of the records that you have requested by August 15, 2018", Mr.

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.

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Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats also object to the Bush library, rather than nonpartisan archives officials, vetting the documents. "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".

There are two separate reviews of documents happening simultaneously: One by the Bush team and another by the National Archives. They said Grassley's initial request was sufficient and that senators would have hundreds of thousands of records to review on the nomination even without the staff secretary documents.

Democrats have raised concerns about Bush's legal team going through Kavanaugh's documents, warning that the Senate may not receive all of the documents that they are entitled to, because they are being reviewed by a group of lawyers outside the Archives.

"If we can get this all done by October 1 when the Supreme Court starts its new fall session it would be ideal, but I think we can get it done soon after that, if we don't get it done by October 1", Grassley said.

But Republicans have requested only a portion of the records, leading Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to accuse Republicans of having "cast aside Democratic wishes for openness and transparency".

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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