Published: Mon, August 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Kavanaugh opposed indicting a sitting president

Kavanaugh opposed indicting a sitting president

President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next Supreme Court justice - Judge Brett Kavanaugh - will start his Senate confirmation hearings on September 4, the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley announced Friday. He's met with dozens of senators who have nothing but positive things to say. It is the first records from the National Archives released as part of the confirmation process.

August 2: Sen. Grassley and Senate Republicans said they are still planning to move forward with Kavanaugh's hearings, even without the vast majority of Kavanaugh's documents.

Kavanaugh needs just 50 votes to be confirmed.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpKobach agrees to recuse himself from vote counting in Kansas GOP primary NFL players kneel during national anthem before first preseason game Schiff blasts GOP for Russian Federation probe conduct: "That's how you obstruct an investigation, not how you conduct one" MORE's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh wrote in a 1995 memo that presidents should be subject to testimony in front of a grand jury the same as any private citizen. And White House spokesman Raj Shah noted that the Senate had reviewed "More documents than for any other Supreme Court nominee in history". The hearings are expected to last three or four days. Find us on Facebook too!

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Kavanaugh will face questions Wednesday, Sept. 5, followed by testimony from and legal experts and people who know the judge. They want to wait on a vote until they get access to a trove of records from Kavanaugh's time in the George W. Bush administration. Grassley's aides have said they expect to release more of those papers on a rolling basis.

Breitbart News' Ken Klukowski has pointed out that Kavanaugh's opinions have been in the public domain for years and Kavanaugh "returned the most comprehensive, bipartisan Senate questionnaire in the history of the Judiciary Committee".

Democratic leaders objected to the schedule, since it indicates Republicans have no intention of releasing documents from 2003 to 2006 in time for the hearing. But thousands of pages - which are a fraction of all the documents from Kavanaugh's tenure as Bush's associate White House counsel - that have already been given to the committee are still considered "committee confidential", which means no one outside the panel's senators and staff can review them.

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, released a statement on Friday calling Kavanaugh "exceptionally well-qualified" and "a fair arbiter of the law".

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