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Kyl on the Kagan White House Papers

Friday, May 21, 2010  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

I interviewed Arizona Senator Jon Kyl on yesterday’s program and asked about the Clinton Library’s stonewalling on the Kagan papers stored there:

HH: Today, the Los Angeles Times has a story, Senator Kyl, that the Clinton Library administrator says meeting the deadline of June 28th for the Senate committee’s request would be very difficult. She says that both President Clinton and President Obama have the right to read and review each document. There’s just too many things here, she said. These are legal documents, they are presidential records. They have to be read by an archivist, and vetted for any legal restrictions, and they have to be read line by line. Sounds like some stonewalling going on, Senator Kyl.

JK: Well, maybe that’s the standard. But it was the standard for John Roberts then as well. He had the same position, and one way or another, they found a way to get the records that pertained to his time as one of the attorneys in the White House. So I would assume they can do it for Elena Kagan. If it takes time, then it takes time. And I think that was a premature date for the hearing in any event. So maybe we have to do it in July sometime.

The complete transcript, including the senator’s comments on President Calderon’s speech yesterday, is here.

The Kagan hearings should not begin before all of the papers are released and the senators have time to study them.

The post below details the hidden facts and costs of Obamacare that are now coming to light –too late to influence the debate or the legislation.

How much sense would it make to hold hearings when the crucial portions of SG Kagan’s paper trail are still under lock and key in Little Rock?

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