Almost 450,000 pages of records have been turned over so far to the Judiciary Committee - equivalent to the total for the past five high court nominees combined - yet Democrats say Mr. Bush and Mr. Trump have deemed more than 100,000 pages "committee confidential".
Most independent Supreme Court analysts predict, based on hundreds of decisions that Kavanaugh has written at the appellate court level, that Kavanaugh, if confirmed, would most often side with conservatives, rather than provide the swing vote that Kennedy often did on key issues favoring liberal interpretations of US law.
So will special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe, as Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats ready a rapid-fire line of questioning for Kavanaugh about his views of executive power - including the federal appellate judge's past writings opining that presidents should not face the "burden" of cooperating with criminal investigations and prosecutions.
President Barack Obama did not claim privilege on any of the documents involving now-Justice Elena Kagan, the last Supreme Court nominee to have served in a White House, according to Christopher Kang, who was a deputy counsel under Obama.
Schumer said the decision to withhold the documents 'has all the makings of a cover-up. The major portion of the documents withheld for privilege "reflect deliberations and candid advice concerning the selection and nomination of judicial candidates, the confidentiality of which is critical to any president's ability to carry out this core constitutional executive function". Republicans have not requested documents from Kavanaugh's time as staff secretary and have only requested papers from when Kavanaugh worked as a White House lawyer.
The office of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said in a statement that the lawmaker "has expanded access to confidential material beyond that for any other Supreme Court nominee".
"It's not normal", Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota told NBC's Meet the Press, "because we are not able to see 100,000 documents because the administration has said we can't see them, exerting their executive power".
"I think that you could ask some very interesting questions about these documents that I'm unable to even say", she said.
He said Senate Republicans and Trump "are colluding to keep".
"The Democrats have more than enough information to understand that this is a highly qualified jurist that should be the next Supreme Court justice", said Republican Sen.
One of the main issues Kavanaugh will be questioned on is the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case, which gave women the right to have an abortion.
Because of the razor-thin margin in the Senate, the focus is on the 10 Democrats running for re-election in 2018 in states that Trump won just two years ago.
A couple of loose points gifted Kanepi a break in the first game of the second set, however, and she couldn't get back on terms. For that bit of good fortune, Serena can thank Kaia Kanepi , who knocked out Halep on the tournament's first day.
We've got a pretty good idea of what to expect but as always, there could be a surprise or two in store. Those two side buttons also have a different look to their incarnations on previous Apple Watch models.
Images of Thursday's scene on U.S. media show vast area of debris and a bus missing its front section up to the front tires. Greyhound says the bus was heading from Albuquerque to Phoenix and there were 49 passengers on board.
The draw for the group stage, taking place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, starts at midday United Kingdom time. Arsenal and Chelsea are joined in pot one by Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen and Villarreal of Spain.
Khan has in the past blamed Pakistan's participation in the US-led anti-terror campaign for the surge in terrorism at home. But in its fresh decision, the United States has chose to totally end all sort of financial support to Pakistan military.
Senior members of the Trump administration have been overtly critical of UNRWA, including national security adviser John Bolton. In Gaza, the group Hamas also condemned the USA move as a "grave escalation against the Palestinian people".
By mid-day Sunday, current forecast models have Miriam downgraded to a post-tropical remnant low with 35 miles per hour winds. Throughout today Hawaii is likely to experience showers and heavy rains, as the tail end of Hurricane Lane passes by.
Aretha's phenomenal career spanned five decades and saw her win 18 Grammy awards and sell more than 75 million records. Former president Bill Clinton joked that he and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were "Aretha groupies".
According to the World Bank, China has lifted more than 800 million people out of poverty since its economic opening up in 1990. China is investing billions of dollars in aid and projects, making Africa the most focused destination under the BRI.
Son played in Tottenham's season opener against Newcastle this month before joining up with his South Korean team-mates. "As you know, he is such a good tactician - he's known as '(Alex) Ferguson of the K-League'".
Chris Wallace: Trump to blame for Mueller probe
Sessions opted out of the probe to avoid a conflict of interest, since he participated in Donald Trump's campaign. Now it's being reported that the president is personally lobbying GOP senators to flip on his attorney general.
After church service, McCain to depart Arizona for last time
House Speaker Paul Ryan remembered McCain as a man who made a "tremendous difference", "a man of conviction" and a "man of state". The service brought to a close two days of mourning for the USA senator and 2008 presidential nominee in his home state.
Multiple teams interested in Josh Donaldson
As Morosi writes, "sources say the Cardinals have emerged as a suitor for Donaldson because of infield injuries of their own". Before this season, Donaldson was a perennial MVP candidate widely regarded as one of baseball's best players.
Puerto Rico lacked disaster planning, study finds
They contend President Donald Trump's administration viewed Puerto Ricans as second-class citizens, a claim it denies. The poor and elderly were also disproportionately hard hit in terms of risk of fatalities.