The first document of the Supreme Court nominee Brett Cavano at George W. Bush’s White House was announced on Thursday as the Senate began reviewing the unusually lengthy public record of the judge’s confirmation hearing this fall.
Kavanaugh’s 5,700 pages of working time at the White House Lawyer’s Office were prepared by the lawyer representing the former president on the Senate Judiciary Committee website and published on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s website as part of the Republican Accelerated Review process.
But Democrats and others scrutinized President Donald Trump’s candidate and quickly screamed that the Republicans were “picking” and bypassing traditional procedures from the initial cache of 125,000 Bush files.
Kavano served as White House lawyer and staff secretary for five years in Bush, a subject of intense controversy over the scope of documents provided by Senate Republicans and Democrats. The debate over the confirmation of the 53-year-old appellate judge to replace the outgoing judge, Anthony Kennedy, has become the main issue of debate.
Thousands of papers were downloaded for the first time on Thursday and are being carefully studied by activists and media organizations to understand Cavana’s legal thinking. However, it is not clear how the paper will be revealed. The first page is a discussion of the lunch plan.
These records played an important role in Kavanaugh’s tenure at the White House Lawyer’s Office. Documents on the selection of judicial candidates show that he is interested in the Democratic Party’s news and editorial coverage of Bush’s early nominees.
“This is great,” Kavanaugh wrote in an e-mail on July 8, 2001, which included a copy of the Washington Post column of Benjamin Wittes, a member of the editorial board at the time, which stated “at the lower level of appointment. The ideological question “the judge of the court should not be exaggerated. “Witts has become a famous critic of Trump.
Another e-mail was titled the “Chicago Tribune”‘s excellent editorial, which included an article calling on the Senate to take action on Bush’s judicial nomination “without delay.”
The Democratic Party has been paying special attention to a subject of censorship in the Bush era of detention and interrogation of suspected terrorists. Cavano testified at the 2006 Court of Appeal confirmation hearing that he “has not participated or participated in the issue of detaining combatant rules.”
One of the e-mails released on Thursday began on November 19, 2001, in which he said he would be happy to help prepare the then Attorney General, John Ashcroft, to answer questions about the Justice Department’s policy. The policy allows investigators to monitor calls and mail without a court order between some terrorist suspects and their defense attorneys.
A week later, the Ministry of Justice provided information on surveillance to Cavano, 13 of whom were prisoners – not related to the investigation of the 9/11 attacks – and were talking to lawyers.
The e-mail was written before the government began detaining personnel at the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. But this will certainly arouse the skepticism of the Democrats, who participated more deeply in the terrorist policy at the 2006 hearing.
These records also include the up-and-coming relationship between Cavano and his future wife, Ashley Estes, and apparently tamed, serving as the president’s secretary. Cavano said their first date was the night before the September 11 attacks.
Estes asked Cavano in an e-mail on March 27, 2002. “When are you getting up today, waiting for you to have dinner, etc?” Kavanaugh replied after a minute: “Dinner is Not sure about the rest time, but it should be 7:30, maybe earlier.”
Kavanaugh’s extensive time in public services means that his time in the Bush White House is long, documenting his work at Kenneth Starr to investigate President Bill Clinton and his judicial career.
The National Archives and Records Administration is reviewing nearly a million pages of pages related to Kavano’s time at the White House to ensure that these materials are not subject to administrative privileges under the Presidential Record Act. It said that the review will be completed by the end of October.
Once Cavano became the nominee, the Senate Republicans began a separate action to get the White House documents directly from the Bush team.
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Ruck Iowa, promised the most transparent process. The team has published thousands of other documents related to Kavano, including his questionnaire and more than 300 lawsuits as appeal judges.