"As I said after his nomination, Judge Kavanaugh is 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", Grassley said in a statement Friday. Chuck Grassley, the Republican chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said the committee will launch up to four days of review on Tuesday, beginning with opening remarks from senators.
They show that Kavanaugh drafted an "Overall Plan" to colleagues in 1998 providing his thoughts on bringing the independent counsel office's work to a close.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings will be held the first week of September, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R., Iowa) announced Friday.
The hearings for President Trump's pick to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy will be held September 4 to 7, according to a notice sent to Senate Republican offices Friday and obtained by the Washington Post, although the committee noted that the hearing could be three or four days. "He'll get confirmed", he told the radio station WKDZ.
"Judge Kavanaugh looks forward to addressing the Judiciary Committee in public hearings for the American people to view", Shah said.
Kavanaugh will face questions followed by testimony from legal experts and people who know the judge. Kavanaugh - who previously said that a sitting President should be above the law, should not be subject criminal indictment, no matter what evidence is uncovered, and can ignore the laws they think are unconstitutional - would likely have the swing vote on this decision.
August 2: Sen. Grassley and Senate Republicans said they are still planning to move forward with Kavanaugh's hearings, even without the vast majority of Kavanaugh's documents.
So far, the committee has made public Kavanaugh's 17,000-page questionnaire and his more than 300 court cases as an appellate judge.
The new documents Friday provide a glimpse into Kavanaugh's years on the Starr team shuttling back and forth to Little Rock for "investigative purposes". "At this current pace, we have plenty of time to review the rest of emails and other records that we will receive from President Bush and the National Archives". "The committee shouldn't hold a hearing before we've had a chance to review his entire record".
A spokeswoman for Feinstein said the senator is "reviewing options in the event he continues to restrict access to only senators on the committee".
The White House on Friday welcomed the news of a set date for confirmation hearings. Democrats now argue that Republicans are now trying to hurry a confirmation process shortly before the 2018 midterm elections.
Because his career has largely been spent in public service, Kavanaugh has an unusually voluminous paper trail.
GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah said they are conducting the "most thorough vetting process for a nominee in the history of the Supreme Court".
The Democratic Senator, who is up for re-election this year, has been under pressure from conservative groups to support the president's nominee.