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The first set of documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the time of George W. Bush in the White house were released on Thursday, as the Senate is reviewing the judge begins the unusually long public records for hearings this fall.

The following were published 5,700 pages of Kavanaugh, the time, the White house counsel’s office, on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s web-site, compiled by a lawyer, the former President.

But Democrats and others looked at the President, Donald Trump nominated quickly cried foul, saying the Republicans are “cherry-picking” from the first cache 125.000 Bush documents.

Kavanaugh ‘ s five years in the Bush White House, the White house counsel and staff secretary, subject to a heated argument between Senate Republicans and Democrats over the scope of the documents to be made available. The fight for the paper trail has come to dominate the debate on the confirmation of the 53-year-old appellate judge to reject replace judge Anthony Kennedy.

The thousands of posts on Thursday pored over by activists and media organizations for access to Kavanaugh legal thinking will be published, but it is unclear how information rich contributions. One of the first sites was planning a discussion lunch.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the Chairman of the Committee on legal Affairs has promised the most transparent process. The panel ultimately plans to more than 1 million documents on Kavanaugh, including 300 cases before the court, as an appellate judge.

But Democrats complain that Bush’s lawyer was able to, selectively, in the examination and release of documents in an accelerated procedure without the full supervision from the National Archives and Records Administration.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said the GOP unusual process of unlocking, Bush’s attorney, Bill Burck, with the implementation of a first examination and release of the documents a conflict.

“We see layer after layer of unprecedented secrecy, with what is quickly becoming the least transparent nominations process in history,” Schumer said.

Kavanaugh ‘ s a long time in the public service, so that it is a long, voluminous recording of the documents.

The archives screening of almost 1 million pages with reference to Kavanaugh the time, in the White house to ensure that none of the materials are subject to executive privilege under the Presidential Records Act. It says that the review will not be completed until the end of October.

Addiction, in order to speed up the process, Senate Republicans have moved to get the documents directly from Bush’s team. The screening process is carried out by Burck.

In a letter to Grassley last week, Burck made than 125,000 documents from the Bush White House at the disposal of the judicial Committee on a confidential basis, with the publication pending a decision from the archive material that is held to be, under the Presidential Records Act. But the archives said that it does not have the resources for screening, according to Burck, because of his work in the Committee, the request for the 1 million pages.

In response, Burck, he said, some of the pages are publicly accessible, even without the archives.

“In view of the restrictions on the NARA resources, and in the interest of the acceleration of the corresponding access,” Burck said he would begin producing documents to the Committee on a “rolling basis.” To expect further documents which may be later this week.

Democrats argue that the accelerated procedure can be rolled up to allow essential parts of Kavanaugh’s record on the GOP terms and conditions.

To specific output documents from Kavanaugh of time in the Bush White House. The Republicans want to release paperwork from his work in the counsel’s office, but Democrats also want to records of his three years as a Team Secretary, where he touches on almost every paper that Bush’s Desk.

The White House files are at the top of the thousands of other sites to work together to Kenneth Starr’s looking for from Kavanaugh team to investigate President Bill Clinton, and Kavanaugh’s judicial career.

The legislature has.in the run up to thousands of other documents to Kavanaugh, including its questionnaire, and its more than 300 cases before the court, as an appellate judge

The Republicans are wanting to validate Kavanaugh in this autumn, before the November midterm elections, a top Trump priority.

Because the Republicans hold the majority in the Senate, confirmation is likely, but with the Senate narrowly 51-49 split, you can’t afford a betrayal in their ranks, if all the Democrats not voting. Dates have not yet been defined, for the Kavanaugh hearings.

Associated press writers Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko in Washington contributed to this report.

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