It’s week #8 of our campaign against this administration’s nomination for SCOTUS and we’re coming down to the wire. Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing starts on September 4.
The White House has stepped in and, citing Executive Privilege, is withholding more than 100,000 records from Kavanaugh’s stint as a lawyer in the George W. Bush administration. These are documents that have already been cleared by Bush’s lawyers for dissemination to the Senate for background on Kavanaugh.
The bulk of the records being withheld “reflect deliberations and candid advice concerning the selection and nomination of judicial candidates, the confidentiality of which is critical to any president’s ability to carry out this core constitutional executive function,” wrote Mr. Bush’s lawyer, William A. Burck.
They also reflect “advice submitted directly to President Bush,” Mr. Burck wrote, as well as communications between White House staff members about their discussions with Mr. Bush, and other internal deliberations.
This is the first time that a sitting president has exerted executive privilege under the Presidential Records Act in order to prevent documents from going to Congress during a Supreme Court confirmation process.
Our message this week is simple. NO CONFIRMATION WITHOUT DOCUMENTATION!
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