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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing set to start September 4

Judge Brett Kavanaugh was nominated on July 9 spurring intense interest in his work as a White House lawyer and with Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing set to start September 4
Melinda Barton | 13 August, 2018, 00:07

But Democrats like Harris are trying to claim that they have not had enough time to go on a fishing expedition to examine everything Kavanaugh may have ever written to find something they can use to derail his nomination before the Supreme Court begins its new term on October 1. He wrote, "We believe an indictment should not be pursued while the President is in Office".

He expects the hearings to last between three to four days.

Today, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley announced that he intends to hold hearings September 4-6 for Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump's extremist Supreme Court nominee.

"He's met with dozens of senators who have nothing but positive things to say", Grassley, an Iowa Republican, said in a statement.

Kavanaugh will face questions followed by testimony from legal experts and people who know the judge.

Grassley said he expects Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing will last three to four days, with opening statements by committee members set to begin September 4.

Democratic leaders objected to the schedule, since it indicates Republicans have no intention of releasing documents from 2003 to 2006 in time for the hearing.

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

Democrats say the Republicans are relying on the cherry-picked files being released primarily by Bush's lawyer, Bill Burck, who is compiling and vetting the documents, rather than the traditional process conducted by the National Archives and Records Administration.

The 184,000 pages turned over to the committee from his time at the White House and as part of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's work constitutes the largest turnover of documents from the Executive Branch regarding a nominee for the Supreme Court, according to the Judiciary Committee.

Grassley said his team has reviewed hundreds of thousands of pages related to Kavanaugh's time as a federal judge, calling Kavanaugh "one of the most respected jurists in the country and one of the most qualified nominees ever to be considered by the Senate for a seat on our highest court".

"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.

Following the hearings and the vote from the committee, Kavanaugh's nomination would then be considered by the full Senate.

The top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, Sen.