The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) has joined a coalition of transparency and human rights groups calling for the release of all records relating to President Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh was nominated 57 days before the announcement about a hearing date was made Friday afternoon.
A spokeswoman for Feinstein said the senator is "reviewing options in the event he continues to restrict access to only senators on the committee". Questioning will begin the following day. Chuck Grassley. Kavanaugh's appearance will be followed by testimony from legal experts and people who know the judge.
He further touted the nominee as a mainstream judge with a record of "applying the law as it is written".
"With the Senate already reviewing more documents than for any other Supreme Court nominee in history, Chairman Grassley has lived up to his promise to lead an open, transparent and fair process", White House spokesman Raj Shah said in a separate statement. Not only is a massively conflicted Republican lawyer, who previously worked for Judge Kavanaugh, cherry-picking what documents the Senate Judiciary Committee can see, he is now telling the Committee what the rest of the Senate and the American public can see-and Republicans are playing along. "The committee also expects to receive hundreds of thousands of additional pages of Executive Branch documents", the Judiciary Committee released. "Judge Kavanaugh looks forward to addressing the Judiciary Committee in public hearings for the American people to view". This extends the timeline that was set for the committee's consideration of Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Neil Gorsuch.
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President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta at the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington.
"We believe an indictment should not be pursued while the President is in Office", Kavanaugh wrote.
"While those on the left will cry that the timing is short, Judge Kavanaugh's name was listed last November on President Trump's short list of possible nominees if a Supreme Court vacancy should occur".
Kavanaugh needs just 50 votes to be confirmed.
But the documents have been a major point of contention in the Senate. He has been on Capitol Hill throughout the months of July and August meeting with Republican and Democrat Senators.
Republicans have in turn accused Democrats of attempting to block the confirmation process of a qualified candidate.