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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.

Monday, September 24, 2018 -- NARA has updated this page to include the entirety of publicly releasable records contained in boxes 2291, 2292, and 2293 that were previously reviewed between 2007 and 2010 in response to FOIA requests for Office of Independent Counsel Starr records concerning the death of Vincent Foster, as we determined that these boxes may contain additional records pertaining to Kavanaugh.   

Accessing the Released Files

The table below displays metadata about all the released documents. You can also download the spreadsheet as an Excel file (20.0KB).

Check this page for future releases related to Brett Kavanaugh from the records of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr. 

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Kavanaugh Table
Row NumberBox FolderURTS Case #
2012292Nussbaum, B.16369
2022292Williams, Maggie (empty as of 3/9/2010)16369
2032292Thomasson, Patsey (Empty as of 3/9/2010)16369
2042292Livingstone, Craig (Empty as of 3/9/2010)16369
2052292WH Counsel16369
2062292Sen. Banking Committee Re Foster Death; Inquiry into USPP Investigation16369
2072292Foster Documents/Loose Documents16369
2082292Watkins16369
2092292Neuwirth, S.16369
2102292Neuwirth, Steve16369
2112292Borod and Huggins Report (Empty as of 3/9/2010)16369
2122292Huggins16369
2132293Aim- June 15, 199516333
2142293Loose Papers in Ewing FRC Box 2293 5 of 616333
2152293Loose papers in Ewing FRC Box 229316333
2162293Foster Death- Folder #116333
2172293Foster Death- Folder #216333
2182293NY Post16333
2192293Kavanaugh16333
2202293Questions re: Foster16333
2212293Overview Meeting16333
2222293Foster Death16333
2232293Western Journalism Center-Foster Report16370
2242293AIM--June 15, 199516370
2252293Sprunt16370
2262293Sprunt Report16370
2272293Loose Papers in Ewing FRC Box 2293 [1 of 6]16370
2282293Loose Papers in Ewing FRC Box 2293 [2 of 6]16370
2292293Loose Papers in Ewing FRC Box 2293 [3 of 6]16370
2302293Loose Papers in Ewing FRC Box 2293 [4 of 6]16370
2312293Loose Papers in Ewing FRC Box 2293 [5 of 6]16370
2322293Loose Papers in Ewing FRC Box 2293 [6 of 6]16370
2332293Foster, Lisa16370
2342293Foster Death--Foster, Lisa16370
2352293Foster Death--Folder #116370
2362293Foster Death--Folder #216370
2372293Rodriguez16370
2382293Lee, Henry16370
2392293NY Post16370
2402293Ft Marcy--Maps16370
2412293Rodriguez, Miguel16370
2422293Clippings--VF16370
2432293Washington Times16370
2442293SP [Steve Parker]16370
2452293Vince Foster [III]16370
2462293Kavanaugh16370
2472293Map "Welcome to Polk County Arkansas16370
2482293Questions re: Foster16370
2492293Overview Meeting16370
2502293Fort Marcy16370

 

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