Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to have confirmation hearing September 4

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Republicans did not request those documents, arguing they were irrelevant to his nomination, but did ask for documents from Kavanaugh's time in the White House counsel.

"We believe an indictment should not be pursued while the President is in Office", Kavanaugh wrote.

The Senate will begin the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on September 4. He's met with dozens of senators who have nothing but positive things to say. Senators are scheduled to question Kavanaugh on September 5. His confirmation will require a simple majority in the 100-seat Senate, where Republicans hold a 51-49 edge over Democrats and independents. "It's time for the American people to hear directly from Judge Kavanaugh at his public hearing", Grassley said in his statement. Grassley's aides have said they expect to release more of those papers on a rolling basis.

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The schedule is typical for a high court nominee, but because Kavanaugh, 53, spent five years working in the White House during George W. Bush's administration, Republicans and Democrats continue to feud over what could be more than 1 million pages of documents.

"Judge Kavanaugh looks forward to addressing the Judiciary Committee in public hearings for the American people to view", Shah said.

"My colleagues should be a "no" on this nominee unless Judge Kavanaugh specifically commits that he will recuse himself on any issues that involve President Trump's personal financial dealings or the special counsel", said Sen.

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"With the Senate already reviewing more documents than for any other Supreme Court nominee in history, Chairman Grassley has lived up to his promise to lead an open, transparent and fair process", said White House spokesman Raj Shah. Collins. It's time she put country before party and announce a "no" vote on Kavanaugh. Dianne Feinstein of California, the ranking member on the Judiciary Committee, have held off on meeting with Kavanaugh over the document dispute. "Not only is a massively conflicted Republican lawyer, who previously worked for Judge Kavanaugh, cherry-picking what documents the Senate Judiciary Committee can see, he is now telling the Committee what the rest of the Senate and the American public can see - and Republicans are playing along".

On his time at the White House, Kavanaugh has said, "my five and a half years in the White House - and especially my three years as Staff Secretary for President Bush - were among the most interesting and in many ways among the most instructive".

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