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

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"In the end, the committee will have reviewed significantly more records than ever before for a Supreme Court nominee", touted the Judiciary aide.

Grassley, in a July 27 letter, had asked to get records by August 15 from the George W. Bush Presidential Library about Kavanaugh's work in the White House counsel's office.

Orrin Hatch lit into Democrats again Thursday with some colorful language to describe their efforts to stop Brett Kavanaugh from being confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Democrats slammed the decision to press forward with a review of documents they say had been "pre-screened by a political operative and attorney for George W. Bush".

Amid a tight re-election fight, Heitkamp has faced pressure from conservatives to support Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation just as she did for Trump's first pick, Justice Neil Gorsuch.

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The GOP statement said the committee was counting on receiving documents "in an even more rapid fashion" from the archives of the George W. Bush Presidential Library.

"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. He instead speculated that the Archives would be able to meet Grassley's request over a prolonged stretch, writing that "we can complete our review of the textual records and the subset of White House Counsel Office emails "from" Kavanaugh (approximately 49,000 emails) - totaling roughly 300,000 pages - by approximately August 20, 2018, and now expect to be able to complete the remaining 600,000 pages by the end of October 2018, all of which would then be followed by notification to the PRA representatives".

Hatch said Kavanaugh is a "choir boy" who has "not offended anybody as far as I can see". But when Grassley sent the request to the Bush archives, he explicitly left out the three years in which Kavanaugh served as staff secretary to Bush, writes the New York Times.

Archives director informed Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Kavanaugh was nominated July 9. "What more do they need to know to vote no?" "The Bush Library will produce to us over 125,000 pages today", said the aide. According to Stern's letter, it simply would not be realistic for the Archives to compile and submit all of the necessary documentation in such an abbreviated period of time. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, that they would not be able to deliver roughly 600,000 of the requested documents until late October, days before the midterms.

"I have told my caucus that I'm waiting, and I think majority are following me", Schumer told The New York Times last month.

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