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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 #
1011796Kavanaugh, Brett, FY 98 Travel16315
102337(LR)Impeachment/Indictment Kavanaugh Research16315
103108Kavanaugh Materials Re: WHCO Subpeona Compliance16315
104144Abbott - Picture of 2nd person16306
105144Articles Relating to Suicide/Violence16306
106144Evidence 302s16306
107144Foster - Attorney-Client Privilege16306
108144Foster Background - IRA Magaziner16306
109144Foster Background - Tidewater Inn16306
110144Foster's Car16306
111144Foster Documents Chronology16306
112144Investigation of Foster Documents - Legal Research16306
113144Foster - Rod Rosenstein16306
114144Fort Marcy Search16306
115144Foster Death16306
116144Foster Death - Articles by Ruddy16306
117144Foster Death - Correspondence From Congress16306
118144Foster Death - Congressman Burton16306
119144Foster Death - Brian Blackburn16306
120144Foster Death - Criminalists - General16306
121144Foster Death - Draft Treaty Request16306
122144Foster Death - EMT Computer Traffic16306
123144Foster Death - Fort Marcy Search16306
124144Foster Death - Hamilton16306
125144Foster Death - Notes16306
126144Foster Death - Miscellaneous16306
127144Foster Death - Pathologists - General16306
128144Foster Subpeonas - Pager Records16306
129144Foster Death - White House Press Briefings16306
130144Inslaw Affair16306
131144Newspaper Articles - Foster16306
132144Requests to FBI16306
133144Tests, re: Handwriting on Note16306
134144Foster Death - Search of Park16306
135145Death Certificate & ME (Haus) Report16310
136145DOI: Park Police Evidence/Property Control Reciepts16310
137145FBI Lab Reports16310
1381451993 FBI Obstruction of Justice Investigation16310
139145Foster Death Investigation Compilation16310
140145FC FRD DOCS16310
141145Foster Death Investigation- U.S. Park Police16310
142145Vincent Foster Final Report Drafts16310
143145Foster Death- Special Division16310
144145Lesnevich Info From Forensic Document Examiners16310
145145Misc. Docs & Report During USPP Investigations16310
146145Nussbaum Statements re: Foster16310
147145OIC Bates #DOCS16310
148145OIC Investigations Memo (Lee) and other memos/30216310
149145Soil & Fiber Evidence16310
150145Miscellanous Documents and Duplicate FBI Reports16310

 

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