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Judge Brett Kavanaugh was nominated on July 9 spurring intense interest in his work as a White House lawyer and with Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr Kavanaugh confirmation hearings set to start on Sept. 4
Patty Aguilar | 13 August, 2018, 00:04

"It's clear that Republicans want to speed this nomination through before we know who Brett Kavanaugh is. Judge Kavanaugh looks forward to addressing the Judiciary Committee in public hearings for the American people to view", White House spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement Friday following the announcement.

He further touted the nominee as a mainstream judge with a record of "applying the law as it is written".

"He's met with dozens of senators who have nothing but positive things to say", Grassley, an Iowa Republican, said in a statement. "It's time for the American people to hear directly from Judge Kavanaugh". Republicans want Kavanaugh on the bench as early as the first of October, before the court starts its next term.

The chairman said the committee still expects to receive hundreds of thousands of additional pages of documents.

On his time at the White House, Kavanaugh has said, "my five and a half years in the White House - and especially my three years as Staff Secretary for President Bush - were among the most interesting and in many ways among the most instructive". Collins. It's time she put country before party and announce a "no" vote on Kavanaugh. Democrats have demanded all the documents from Kavanaugh's time at the White House for review ahead of his confirmation, which Republicans have called a "fishing expedition" and a "delay tactic" for a nominee who some Republicans say some Democrats have no intention of considering.

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Democrats, led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY and Sen. After the questioning, there will be testimony from close associates of Kavanaugh as well as legal experts and the American Bar Association. John McCain has been receiving cancer treatment in his home state, Republicans can not afford to lose any votes and hope to advance Kavanaugh's nomination if no Democrats support him.

August 8: Sen. Blumenthal and Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats file a Freedom of Information Act request seeking release all of Kavanaugh's White House documents. The process, he said, has been "open, transparent and fair".

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.), the Judiciary Committee's top Democrat, raised concerns about a "lack of transparency" in releasing Kavanaugh's papers in a new letter to Grassley on Friday. "They seem to be more frightened of this nominee's record and history than any we've ever considered".

The 184,000 pages turned over to the committee from his time at the White House and as part of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's work constitutes the largest turnover of documents from the Executive Branch regarding a nominee for the Supreme Court, according to the Judiciary Committee.

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