Bush Lawyer Releases 42,000 Pages Of Kavanaugh Docs In 11th Hour, Angering Schumer

on August 28, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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A lawyer for former President George W. Bush released 42,000 pages of documents relevant to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s work with the Bush administration mere hours before his Senate confirmation hearing, according to the Washington Post.

The last-minute release of records, which came from the National Archives and will not be made public for the time being, sparked outrage from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who claimed in a Monday evening tweet that “not a single senator will be able to review these records before tomorrow.”

Staffers for the Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee then trolled Schumer, retweeting his post just before 11 p.m. Monday and bragging that it had “completed its review of each and every one of these pages.”

On Friday, the Trump administration claimed executive privilege to prevent the release of over 100,000 pages of documents relevant to Kavanaugh’s tenure with the Bush administration.

Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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