Senate Democrats Sue National Archives To Release Kavanaugh Documents

Sen. Kamala Harris(D-CA) speaks during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court September 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. - President Donald Trump's newest S... Sen. Kamala Harris(D-CA) speaks during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court September 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. - President Donald Trump's newest Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is expected to face punishing questioning from Democrats this week over his endorsement of presidential immunity and his opposition to abortion. Some two dozen witnesses are lined up to argue for and against confirming Kavanaugh, who could swing the nine-member high court decidedly in conservatives' favor for years to come. Democrats have mobilized heavily to prevent his approval. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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September 18, 2018 8:48 a.m.
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Six Senate Democrats filed a lawsuit against the National Archives and Records Administration on Monday to obtain records from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s time working for the Bush administration, according to a Buzzfeed News report.

Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) are requesting immediate court action to get the documents as soon as possible.

According to Buzzfeed News, the lawsuit addresses three requests Democrats made on August 8 to the National Archives and its subsection of the Bush Library, and the CIA.

The Democrats want records from Kavanaugh’s time in the Bush administration when he served as assistant to the President and staff secretary, roles that Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley declined to request records from, saying they are not relevant to Kavanaugh’s “legal thinking.”

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