Memo shows Kavanaugh resisted indicting a sitting president


Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation hearings will start on September 4 and last between three and four days, Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced on Friday.

In an unprecedented move, Sen. Meanwhile, most of the White House records related to Kavanaugh are being held on a "committee confidential" basis, with just 5,700 pages from his White House years released this week to the public.

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". She can continue to obfuscate and seek justifications for a confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh under the guise of "respect for precedent" (forgetting that Plessy v. Ferguson and other egregious unjust Supreme Court decisions were once "precedent") or she can choose her place in history and refuse to vote to confirm. It is disgraceful and undemocratic for Senate Republicans to so blatantly undermine the integrity of the Supreme Court, just to please Donald Trump.

Newly released documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time on the Kenneth Starr team investigating Bill Clinton reveal his resistance to issuing an indictment of a sitting president. "What are they trying to hide?"

Kavanaugh has amassed a solidly conservative judicial record as an appeals court judge for 12 years.

July 31: Senate Judiciary Democrats request all available documents from Brett Kavanaugh's time in the White House (2001-2006). "It's time for the American people to hear directly from Judge Kavanaugh at his public hearing", Grassley said in his statement announcing the hearing. A GOP source even said, "I can't envision a scenario where that vote is delayed".

"My team has already reviewed every page of the over 4,800 pages of judicial opinions Judge Kavanaugh wrote, over 6,400 pages of opinions he joined, more than 125,000 pages of records produced from his White House legal service, and over 17,000 pages in response to the most comprehensive questionnaire ever submitted to a nominee", Grassley said.

August 5: Trump's lawyer said that if Mueller subpoenas Trump, he'll file a "motion to quash" the subpoena that would likely go to the Supreme Court. Dianne Feinstein of California, the ranking member on the Judiciary Committee, have held off on meeting with Kavanaugh over the document dispute.