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Brett Kavanaugh Attorney Work Files

Brett M. Kavanaugh served as an Associate Independent Counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr from September 6, 1994 until November 20, 1997 and again from April 27, 1998 until December 1, 1998. Kavanaugh’s attorney work files from his tenure with the Office of Independent Counsel (OIC) consist of eight boxes, numbered 140-145, 366, and 503 in the OIC file manifest for the District of Columbia Office. The files reflect the scope of Kavanaugh’s work on numerous issues within OIC’s purview, particularly the investigation of the death of Deputy White House Counsel Vincent Foster.

Monday, July 30, 2018 -- The National Archives and Records Administration released the first tranche of 19 files, totaling 1,025 pages, from the Attorney Work Files of Brett Kavanaugh in the records of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr. These files cover various aspects of his work on the Independent Counsel's investigations into the activities of President William Jefferson Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Monday, August 6, 2018 -- NARA has completed its review of an additional 1,063 pages from the Attorney Work Files of Brett Kavanaugh from his service with the Office of Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr.  Of these 1,063 pages, 791 pages are being released in full and 272 pages are being released in redacted form.  The information within these 272 pages has been redacted to protect information subject to the following FOIA exemptions: 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(3), to the secrecy of grand jury proceedings pursuant to Rule 6(e) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure; 5 U.S.C. § 552 (b)(7)(C), to protect the personal privacy of living individuals; and 5 U.S.C. § 552 (b)(4), to protect confidential business information. 

Friday, August 10, 2018 -- NARA has completed its review of an additional 7,626 pages of records of Brett Kavanaugh from his service with the Office of Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr.  Of these 7,626 pages, 3,868 pages are being released in full and 3,758 pages are being released in redacted form.  The information within these 3,758 pages has been redacted to preserve the secrecy of grand jury proceedings per 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(3), pursuant to Rule 6(e) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure; to protect the personal privacy of living individuals per 5 U.S.C. § 552 (b)(6) and (b)(7)(C); to protect the identities of confidential sources per 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(7)(D); and to protect confidential business information per 5 U.S.C. § 552 (b)(4). 

These documents, along with those previously released by NARA, were given to the Senate Judiciary Committee on August 9, 2018.

Monday, August 20, 2018 -- NARA has completed its review of an additional 12,349 pages of records of Brett Kavanaugh from his service with the Office of Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr.  Of these 12,349 pages, 9,809 pages are being released in full and 2,540 pages are being released in redacted form.  The information within these 2,540 pages has been redacted to preserve the secrecy of grand jury proceedings per 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(3), pursuant to Rule 6(e) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure; to protect the personal privacy of living individuals per 5 U.S.C. § 552 (b)(6) and (b)(7)(C); and to protect the identities of confidential sources per 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(7)(D).  There are 224 pages of documents included in this release from boxes 1136, 2291, and 2293 of the Independent Counsel’s D.C. records that were previously reviewed between 2007 and 2010 in response to FOIA requests for records concerning the death of Vincent Foster.  Also included with this release, is a two page memorandum from Kavanaugh to the IC Staff located in D.C. box 1676 that was previously released from the papers of Sam Dash at the Library of Congress.

Accessing the Released Files

The table below displays metadata about all the released documents. You can also download the spreadsheet as an Excel file (17.0KB).

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Kavanaugh Table
Row NumberBoxFolderURTS Case #
1140Castle Grande16302
2140Congressional Relations - Testify: Clinger Summary 8/12/9416302
3140DOJ Manual: US Attorney's Manual16302
4140825 Case - Motions16302
5140My Notes/Memos on False Statements/Obstruction16302
6140FDIC Report On Rose16302
7140Giuffra and Senate Hearings16302
8140Grand Jury Scheduling16302
9140Hale Sentencing16302
10140House Banking16302
11140House - Travel Office16302
12140Hillary Clinton's and Susan Thomases' Staff Listings16302
13140Kendall Letter - Speeches16302
14140Leak Investigation16302
15140Legal - Double Jeopardy - McDougal16302
16140Lerner - Reporting Requirement16302
17140Lindsey - Structuring16302
18140Memos - Perjury/Obstruction/False Statements16302
19140McDougal - Madison16302
20140Perry County - Hill and Branscum16302
21140Polygraphs16302
22140Rose Shredding 302's16302
23140RUFF - Susan McDougal16302
24140Senate Hearings - Notes16302
25140Subpoena Law16302
26140CA8 - Tucker Bankruptcy Case16302
27140Tucker16302
28140Foster - Whitewater Tax News Articles16302
29140White House Interview Notes16302
30141White House 6/6/95 Production Pager Records16303
31141White House Litigation - Cite - Checks16303
32141White House Litigation - 8th Circuit Briefs and Papers16303
33141White House Litigation - Correspondence with Parties16303
34141White House Litigation - Supreme Court Filings16303
35141White House Litigation - Internal Notes16303
36141White House Litigation - Wilson Epes16303
37141White House Litigation - District Court Papers16303
38141White House A-C Litigation - Publications16303
39141Recent Court of Appeals16303
40142Advice of Rights Forms16304
41142Alston, Millie16304
42142Renee Apt16304
43142Beryl and Sheila Anthony-Touhey16304
44142Bartley, Anne16304
45142Alan L. Berman Suicide Expert16304
46142Blairs, Jim and Diane16304
47142Sharon Bowman-Touhey16304
48142Cheryl Brawn16304
49142Castleton, Tom16304
50142Coyle, Deborah16304

 

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