In early July, Mr. Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court vacancy left behind after Justice Anthony Kennedy made the decision to retire from the bench. Kavanaugh is expected to have a confirmation hearing on September 4, 2018. In anticipation of that hearing, Democrats have requested documents from Kavanaugh’s White House tenure.
‘As discussed in my letter to the minority leader, we sought further legal guidance on the issue from the Department of Justice, and the DOJ confirmed our legal interpretation of section 2205(2)(C). My August 2 letter also noted NARA’s longstanding and consistent practice of responding only to requests from committee chairs under this section.
‘Accordingly, I am not in a position to change our understanding of the law or our practice in this particular instance.’
Last week, Feinstein had sent Ferriero a letter asking him to reconsider the Archives decision not to respond to Democrat-only requests for Kavanaugh’s documents. Feinstein wrote:
‘As the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I am alarmed that you would deny Committee Democrats the materials necessary to fulfill their constitutional duty to provide advice and consent, while providing the materials requested by the Republicans. I urge you to reconsider your position.’
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