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Posted on 06/11/2010 2:08:46 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Sessions: Clinton library withholding documents on Kagan By Michael O'Brien - 06/11/10 04:43 PM ET
The top Republican overseeing the panel responsible for vetting Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan complained Friday that documents on her record were being withheld.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said that the presidential library of former President Bill Clinton was not producing records of Kagan's time in the Clinton White House quickly enough, and was withholding some material from the committee.
"I remain deeply concerned that Ms. Kagans records will not be fully produced in time for the Committee to conduct a proper review," Sessions said this afternoon in a statement. "With just over two weeks until the hearing, we are still waiting on nearly 70,000 pages of documents containing Ms. Kagans email records from her time in the Clinton White House."
Sessions has insisted on the need for the full documents from the Clinton library on Kagan's work in the counsel's office during the Democratic president's administration. The Alabama Republican had called for a slower pace for hearings than Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the chairman of the judiciary panel, had scheduled.
He said that the delay and withheld documents were contributing to doubts over Kagan's nomination.
"I am also concerned that so many of the documents already provided are being hidden from public view," he said. "In the first batch, approximately 200 pages were set aside by the Clinton Library as Committee Confidential."
Sessions expressed doubts that Kagan would be able to "suddenly be able to set aside the political agenda that has defined such a large portion of her career" as a Supreme Court justice, though many senators have indicated that they're inclined to support her nomination.
Senator Sessions seem like one of the good guys. I remember 2 years ago him tearing apart the AMNESTY Bill from Bush-McCain-Kennedy. It was nice to hear in rip it apart.
Just more comie ‘RAT “tranparency”.
Just block the b!tch!
Unfortunately... that won’t happen. Still not enough backbone attached to politicians with an “R” attached to their names.
She’s to the Left of Harriet Meirs whom the R’s voted down. It’s fair to dump her too.
There is no “liberal chair” or “conservative chair” on the SC. We all know that Barack would not play by those rules if Clarence Thomas et al had to be replaced.
Remember Clinton made a art of document holding and dumping during white water. They would often put a few documents that were subpoenaed in with 200,000 so it took weeks to find what they were told to. That way they complied but were making it impossible to get discovery in a timely way.
withholding docs alone is reason enough to hold up the nomination
The list, ping
I know... it disgusts me.