Democrats decry 'Friday night document massacre' as White House withholds Kavanaugh docs

Democrats decry 'Friday night document massacre' as White House withholds Kavanaugh docs

Democrats decry 'Friday night document massacre' as White House withholds Kavanaugh docs

Joe Manchin of West Virginia, voted to confirm Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, Trump's previous nominee. Add Supreme Court as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Supreme Court news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

But the current administration is also able to review the records, and the Trump White House 'has directed that we not provide these documents, ' the letter says.

In Kavanaugh's case, Republicans are circumventing the normal vetting process for Supreme Court nominees by in order to have him confirmed by October 1, the start of the court's new term.

The White House directed them not to hand them over to the Senate Judiciary Committee, one of Bush's lawyers said in a letter to the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will host the hearings scheduled to start on Tuesday.

Democrats have been frustrated by the fact that they have been unable to see documents from Kavanaugh's time working as a staff secretary for former President George W. Bush.

The documents also reportedly "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", Burck said, according to the Times.

Republicans have dismissed Democrats' concerns over lack of access to portions of the record on Kavanaugh's background, arguing their criticism is politically motivated.

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Trump's decision "to step in at the last moment and hide 100,000 pages of Judge Kavanaugh's records from the American public is not only unprecedented in the history of Supreme Court nominations, it has all the makings of a cover-up", Schumer said in a statement on Saturday.

No land mines have been found in the hundreds of thousands of pages already available to the public, and Republicans said they have made the confidential documents available to all senators. Dick Durbin, (D-Ill.), said yesterday on "Fox News Sunday". Schumer tweeted Sunday morning. "So I can't even tell you about them right now on this show", Klobuchar said.

He said Senate Republicans and Trump "are colluding to keep".

"Democrats have more than enough information to understand that this is a highly qualified jurist that should be the next Supreme Court justice", Wisconsin U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, a Republican, said in an interview on ABC's "This Week".

Klobuchar said she thought it would be "much more powerful" if Democrats asked tough questions.

The opinion that Roe v. Wade is "settled law" doesn't mean it can't be overturned by the Supreme Court, Sen.

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