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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. 

Learn about additional National Archives records related to Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh Table
Row NumberBoxFoldersort descendingURTS Case #
12291** [Untitled Folder]16371
21451993 FBI Obstruction of Justice Investigation16310
3143302's16305
4142302's - FOIA and Congress16304
5337LR404(b) & 608(b) Research16326
61455 USPP Reports From Scene (C3 + C4 IN BRAUN)16310
7140825 Case - Motions16302
8503A-C Priviledge - Project for B. K. 7/9216313
9144Abbott - Picture of 2nd person16306
10142Advice of Rights Forms16304
112293Aim- June 15, 199516333
122293AIM--June 15, 199516370
13142Alan L. Berman Suicide Expert16304
14142Alston, Millie16304
15144Articles Relating to Suicide/Violence16306
16143Attorney Client Privilege16305
171676August 14-18, 1998
18142Bartley, Anne16304
19142Beryl and Sheila Anthony-Touhey16304
202291Beryl, Anthony--Ewing16371
212293Bill Clinton--7/22/95 [Empty as of 3/2/2010]16370
22142Blairs, Jim and Diane16304
232292Borod and Huggins Report (Empty as of 3/9/2010)16369
241788Brett Kavanaugh, FY 9616315
25140CA8 - Tucker Bankruptcy Case16302
26140Castle Grande16302
27142Castleton, Tom16304
28142Cheryl Brawn16304
292293Clippings--VF16370
301151Colloton - Kavanaugh 8-7-96 Memorandum (Foster)16315
31337LRCompel President's Testimony - Research16326
32140Congressional Relations - Testify: Clinger Summary 8/12/9416302
33142Congressman Schiff16304
34337LRConspiracy/Statute of Limitations16326
35142Coyle, Deborah16304
36145Death Certificate & ME (Haus) Report16310
372292Death Investigation16369
38145DOI: Park Police Evidence/Property Control Reciepts16310
39140DOJ Manual: US Attorney's Manual16302
40142Dr. Larry Watkins16304
41144Evidence 302s16306
42143False Statements Research (18 USC 1001)16305
43503FBI File Memorandum16313
44145FBI Lab Reports16310
45503FBI Laboratory Report16313
462291FBI-Lab Experts16371
47145FC FRD DOCS16310
48140FDIC Report On Rose16302
49337LRFederal Law Research16326
50337LRFederal Law Research - F.O.I.A.16326

 

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