National Archives Says Kavanaugh Doc Request Could Go On Through October

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Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer, who's challenging Heitkamp this fall, doesn't have a formal say in Kavanaugh's confirmation but voiced his support for the judge shortly after Trump announced the pick last month.

In a letter to Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley, the National Archives and Records Administration, said the requested material from Judge Kavanaugh's time working in government would exceed 900,000 pages.

"As I've continued to say, one of the most important jobs of any USA senator is to fully vet any nominee to serve on the Supreme Court, the highest court in our land", Heitkamp said in a statement.

Democrats have demanded documentation related to Kavanaugh's time in the Bush White House, where he served as a lawyer and then as staff secretary, an important position that controls the flow of documentation to and from the Oval Office. Still, a spokesperson for Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said he still plans on holding confirmation hearings in September. "The Bush Library will produce to us over 125,000 pages today", said the aide. Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) have been negotiating for weeks about what documents would be requested but ultimately did not reach a consensus. Those documents now need to be reviewed by relevant stakeholders before being submitted to the committee, he said.

But a committee spokesman said Senate Republicans are still on track for September hearings because senators will be able to obtain the documents more expeditiously through a separate process directly involving the Bush Presidential Library.

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Others in Iran were more receptive. "The president's war cabinet seems more inclined to bring the Iranian regime to its knees". He recently took to Twitter to warn the country's leader not to threaten the USA , promising severe consequences in future.

However, it should be possible to get the documents to Senators much more quickly than the Archives review process permits.

"I really want to thank the Democrats who have stood up for Judge Kavanaugh", Hatch told reporters at a press conference on Thursday. In private calls to the White House before Kavanaugh was nominated, McConnell stressed that Kavanaugh's significant paper trail could slow down his confirmation process, according to the New York Times.

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.

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". In particular, Kavanaugh acknowledged playing a role in a 2005 statement Bush signed accompanying a law sponsored by Sen.

"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.