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The Trump Administration Is Withholding More Than 100,000 Pages of Brett Kavanaugh's Records
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=49034"><span class="small">Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press</span></a>   
Saturday, 01 September 2018 13:08

Mascaro writes: "The Trump administration is withholding more than 100,000 pages of Brett Kavanaugh's records from the Bush White House on the basis of presidential privilege ahead of the Supreme Court nominee's confirmation hearing."

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (photo: AP)
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (photo: AP)


The Trump Administration Is Withholding More Than 100,000 Pages of Brett Kavanaugh's Records

By Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press

01 September 18

 

he Trump administration is withholding more than 100,000 pages of Brett Kavanaugh’s records from the Bush White House on the basis of presidential privilege ahead of the Supreme Court nominee’s confirmation hearing.

The Senate Judiciary Committee was notified of the action Friday. George W. Bush’s attorney Bill Burck told the panel it had essentially completed its work compiling documents, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press. Bush directed them to err “on the side of transparency and disclosure, and we believe we have done so.”

But the current administration is also able to review the records, and the Trump White House “has directed that we not provide these documents,” the letter says.

In all, 267,000 pages of Kavanaugh documents from his Bush years are being made public.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer called it “a Friday night document massacre.”

Schumer said the decision to withhold the documents “has all the makings of a cover-up. ... What are they trying so desperately to hide?”


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+16 # chapdrum 2018-09-01 13:44
If this sh*theel gets confirmed, U.S. democracy will be all but over.
 
 
+8 # krallison 2018-09-01 23:10
Wouldn't those be available under the FOIA?
 
 
+3 # lfeuille 2018-09-02 12:49
Probably not in time for the hearings. It's a slow process and the Trump administration drags it out even more. It will probably take a law suit to get them and the hearings will already be over.
 
 
+13 # jcdav 2018-09-02 06:17
And Trump refused to show his tax forms....which might have kept him from running. Now this refusal to comply with tradition if not law..what is being hidden to get this Trump exonerating flunky in place? We are witnessing the descent of America into a banana republic.
 
 
+12 # relegn 2018-09-02 06:47
Again what is our Supreme Leader and his Republican allies trying to hide from the American People? We all know this administration is corrupt so why do they feel the need to constantly reinforce this impression.
 
 
+2 # Robbee 2018-09-02 09:32
Quoting relegn:
Again what is our Supreme Leader and his Republican allies trying to hide from the American People? We all know this administration is corrupt so why do they feel the need to constantly reinforce this impression.

- sue the bastard!

force dickhead to turn the documents over to the senate!
 
 
+7 # Kootenay Coyote 2018-09-02 07:58
“What are they trying so desperately to hide?” What, indeed? Not to mention Trump’s I/Tax records, of course….