Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing set to start September 4

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

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

The Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh is scheduled to start on September 4.

Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he expects the hearings to last a maximum of four days. Kavanaugh will face questioning starting September 5. And just because it's an election year, it does not mean that Judge Kavanaugh can not - or should not - be confirmed.

In 2016, Senate Republicans refused to hold confirmation hearings for President Barack Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, believing that the Supreme Court vacancy occurred too close to the election. "He's a mainstream judge".

Democrats say the Republicans are relying on the cherry-picked files being released primarily by Bush's lawyer, Bill Burck, who is compiling and vetting the documents, rather than the traditional process conducted by the National Archives and Records Administration. The panel has additionally received 174,000 pages from his work for Bush in the White House counsel's office.

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn criticized Democrats who oppose Kavanaugh's confirmation in a statement. "These records will be reviewed in addition to the 307 cases in which Judge Kavanaugh wrote an opinion as an appeals court judge, the hundreds more opinions he joined, and the more than 17,500 pages of material he provided in response to the committee's bipartisan questionnaire".

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Kavanaugh's views on executive power and the legality of a special counsel investigation have become one of the top issues as senators debate his nomination to the Supreme Court ahead of hearings scheduled for after the August Senate recess.

No committee hearings for Kavanaugh have been announced yet.

The coalition's letter to Bush calls on him to "refrain from continuing selective negotiations with senators for records, and instead ensure that all requests for documents in your possession and in your presidential library related to Judge Kavanaugh's tenure at the White House are fulfilled, and do your part to provide full transparency and protect the integrity of the nomination process". They have had additional months over the summer to gather documents, read cases, and interview Judge Kavanaugh himself.

August 2: Former President George W. Bush revealed he is working with William A. Burck - a right-wing political operative who served as a deputy to Kavanaugh in 2005 and is now the attorney representing Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus, and Donald McGahn in the Russian Federation probe - to vet which documents from Kavanaugh's record are released to the Senate Judiciary Committee. "Republican efforts to make this the least transparent, most secretive Supreme Court nomination in history continue".

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