The documents are emails sent between Kavanaugh, White House staff, and the Department of Justice during the George W. Bush administration.
In many of the emails, Kavanaugh entertains the idea of using racial profiling as a way to prevent terrorism after the September 11 attacks in 2001. However, he never wholeheartedly supports the practice.
What Kavanaugh said in these released documents?
- On January 2002, Kavanaugh says he supports a “race-neutral” system for security screenings, but then goes on to say that officials need to be allowed to use effective techniques at their disposal in the “interim,” until such a system is developed.
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How are documents classified as ‘confidential?’
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According to spokesperson, the restrictions on Kavanaugh’s emails were lifted earlier that day. The office of the Judiciary Committee Chairman, Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), released the emails after they were cleared.