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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representing the 8th District of Illinois

Congressman Krishnamoorthi Calls for National Archives to Make Public All Records of Judge Kavanaugh’s Public Service

July 11, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi wrote to the Archivist of the United States yesterday to urge him to make public all documents related to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s public service as the Obama administration did for the Supreme Court nomination of Elena Kagan.

Congressman Krishnamoorthi’s signed letter is viewable here and the text follows below.


July 11, 2018

David S. Ferriero
Archivist of the United States
National Archives and Records Administration

700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington D.C. 20408


Dear Mr. Ferriero:

Under your leadership, the National Archives made nearly 170,000 pages of records available to the public related to Justice Elena Kagan’s time serving under President Clinton. This information allowed the U.S. Senate and the American people to fully vet her nomination to our nation’s highest court. We now respectfully ask you to do the same for Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Judge Kavanaugh has spent several years working for the federal government, first in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel under Kenneth Starr and later as Associate Counsel, White House Staff Secretary and Assistant to President George W. Bush. The American people deserve open and transparent information about Judge Kavanaugh’s work on the Starr Report, the Bush’s administration’s detention and interrogation policies, and any other matters he worked on during his time in government.

I urge you to work with the White House and the George W. Bush Presidential Library to make public all documents related to Judge Kavanaugh’s federal service. I understand that expediting the release of these files will be a significant undertaking, but it is essential that the Senate and the American public can give full consideration to Judge Kavanaugh’s qualifications, character, and legal perspective.

I thank you for your consideration in this matter, and I look forward to your work on this issue.



Raja Krishnamoorthi
Member of Congress