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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 NumberBox FolderURTS Case #
1503A-C Priviledge - Project for B. K. 7/9216313
2503FBI File Memorandum16313
3503FBI Laboratory Report16313
4503File Report on Foster Death16313
5503Foster 302s16313
6503Foster Death Investigation16313
7503Foster Death - US Park Police Investigation16313
8503Foster Documents16313
9503Foster Handwriting Analysis16313
10503Foster Phone Records16313
11503Miguel Rodriguez16313
12503Special Division Orders16313
13503Statutes and Regulations - Independent Counsel16313
14503Supreme Court Litigation16313
15503White House E-Mail16313
16425Kavanaugh Memos16315
17366Final Report - Foster16312
18366Final Report PRs16312
19366FN #1 - FN #10116312
20366FN #102 - FN #20116312
21366FN #202 - FN #28216312
22366FN #283 - FN #49516312
23366Misc. Documents16312
24337LRIndependent Counsel Statute16326
25337LRCompel President's Testimony - Research16326
26337LR404(b) & 608(b) Research16326
27337LRLegal Research - Redirect/404(b) - Codefendents16326
28337LRLegal Research - Rule 408 - Settlement Negotiation16326
29337LRLegal Research - Rule 608: Extrinsic Impeachment Evidence16326
30337LRFederal Law Research - F.O.I.A.16326
31337LRFederal Law Research16326
32337LRConspiracy/Statute of Limitations16326
33337LRFederal Law Research Iran/Contra Cases16326
34337(LR)Impeachment/Indictment Kavanaugh Research16315
352293Aim- June 15, 199516333
362293Loose Papers in Ewing FRC Box 2293 5 of 616333
372293Loose papers in Ewing FRC Box 229316333
382293Foster Death- Folder #116333
392293Foster Death- Folder #216333
402293NY Post16333
412293Kavanaugh16333
422293Questions re: Foster16333
432293Overview Meeting16333
442293Foster Death16333
452293Western Journalism Center-Foster Report16370
462293AIM--June 15, 199516370
472293Sprunt16370
482293Sprunt Report16370
492293Loose Papers in Ewing FRC Box 2293 [1 of 6]16370
502293Loose Papers in Ewing FRC Box 2293 [2 of 6]16370

 

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