In this July 12, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is shown before meeting with Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kavanaugh’s opponents are digging through documents at President George W. Bush’s library in Texas and other repositories around the country looking for anything that could help derail his nomination. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Opponents searching Supreme Court nominee's long paper trail

July 16, 2018 - 12:47 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The paper chase is on.

Opponents of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are digging through documents at President George W. Bush's library in Texas and elsewhere around the country looking for anything that could help derail his nomination. The trail of documents is long as Kavanaugh spent five years in the White House and 12 years as a federal judge.

Kavanaugh supporters say they'd be shocked if anybody found anything that would taint the nominee.

The archival staff at the Bush library is working to provide access to open records related to Kavanaugh's White House years.

The Senate Judiciary Committee already has had discussions with places that maintain records from Kavanaugh's public service. It also sent Kavanaugh questionnaires asking about his experience investigating President Bill Clinton and working for Bush.

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