In June as the News Blender reported, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement. Shortly after President Trump announced his nominee to replace Justice Kennedy as was reported @ the News Blender that nominee was U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Judge Kavanaugh worked for President George W. Bush for five years, first nominated to the Court of Appeals in 2003, but not confirmed until May 2006 in a vote of 57-36 as was reported by the News Blender.
On Tuesday Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. eastern time and 6:30 a.m. pacific time.
His confirmation hearing is scheduled to last Tuesday through Thursday and he is expected to face tough questions about several hot-button political issues, such as abortion, an issue he discussed with Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) as was reported @ The News Blender Judge Kavanugh feels that Roe v Wade is “settled law.”
He will most likely also be asked several questions about special counsel’s, impeachment, and subpoena’s issued of a sitting President given his role in the Ken Starr investigation.
Late Monday the Washington Post reported that an attorney for former President George W. Bush, William A. Burck, released 5,148 documents, totaling 42,390 pages, that were, “retrieved from the National Archives,” according to his letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Burck said the documents should be treated as, “committee confidential,” Burck added that the lawyers for former President Bush, “would determine,” sometime later which document were, “appropriate for public release.”
The Washington Post notes that “the Bush legal team,” has turned over about 415,000 pages,” deeming only 147,000 of those needed withheld from the public. The article adds that President Trump has “claimed executive privilege to prevent release of more than 101,921 pages of records from Kavanaugh’s tenure in the White House.”
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) took to Twitter demanding the hearing be postponed so the senate can review the latest set of documents
Spokesman for Senator Grassley, Taylor Foy, said, via the Washington Post, “our review team will be able to complete its examination of this latest batch in short order, before tomorrow’s hearing begins,” in response to Senator Schumer’s statement.
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