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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 NumberBoxFoldersort descendingURTS Case #
11451993 FBI Obstruction of Justice Investigation16310
2143302's16305
3142302's - FOIA and Congress16304
4337LR404(b) & 608(b) Research16326
51455 USPP Reports From Scene (C3 + C4 IN BRAUN)16310
6140825 Case - Motions16302
7503A-C Priviledge - Project for B. K. 7/9216313
8144Abbott - Picture of 2nd person16306
9142Advice of Rights Forms16304
102293Aim- June 15, 199516333
11142Alan L. Berman Suicide Expert16304
12142Alston, Millie16304
13144Articles Relating to Suicide/Violence16306
14143Attorney Client Privilege16305
151676August 14-18, 1998
16142Bartley, Anne16304
17142Beryl and Sheila Anthony-Touhey16304
18142Blairs, Jim and Diane16304
191788Brett Kavanaugh, FY 9616315
20140CA8 - Tucker Bankruptcy Case16302
21140Castle Grande16302
22142Castleton, Tom16304
23142Cheryl Brawn16304
241151Colloton - Kavanaugh 8-7-96 Memorandum (Foster)16315
25337LRCompel President's Testimony - Research16326
26140Congressional Relations - Testify: Clinger Summary 8/12/9416302
27142Congressman Schiff16304
28337LRConspiracy/Statute of Limitations16326
29142Coyle, Deborah16304
30145Death Certificate & ME (Haus) Report16310
31145DOI: Park Police Evidence/Property Control Reciepts16310
32140DOJ Manual: US Attorney's Manual16302
33142Dr. Larry Watkins16304
34144Evidence 302s16306
35143False Statements Research (18 USC 1001)16305
36503FBI File Memorandum16313
37145FBI Lab Reports16310
38503FBI Laboratory Report16313
39145FC FRD DOCS16310
40140FDIC Report On Rose16302
41337LRFederal Law Research16326
42337LRFederal Law Research - F.O.I.A.16326
43337LRFederal Law Research Iran/Contra Cases16326
44503File Report on Foster Death16313
45366Final Report - Foster16312
46366Final Report PRs16312
47142Fiske Report - Wall St. Journal Lawsuit16304
48143Fiske Report on Foster16305
49366FN #1 - FN #10116312
50366FN #102 - FN #20116312

 

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