September 01, 2018

Feinstein on Executive Privilege Claim Over Kavanaugh Documents

Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the decision by Presidents Bush and Trump to claim executive privilege on 100,000 pages of documents related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s time in the White House:

“Late last night the Judiciary Committee was informed in a letter from Bill Burck that Presidents Bush and Trump would claim executive privilege on more than 100,000 pages of Brett Kavanaugh’s records from the White House Counsel’s Office.

“In contrast, not one page of Elena Kagan’s White House records were withheld due to executive privilege claims. This is just the latest action in a series of actions to obstruct our review of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination.

“President Trump and Senate Republicans have gone to extraordinary lengths to hide Brett Kavanaugh’s record from the Senate and American people.

“The only explanation for their actions is that these records would further reveal Kavanaugh's controversial history and ideological views.

“Senators should not be willing to cast a “yes” vote for a nomination of this magnitude when more than 90 percent of the nominee’s record is being denied to them.”

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