Between 2001 and 2003, he stole confidential letters, notes and talking points written by Democrats about Bush's prospective judicial nominees, giving them to Republicans so those nominees could prepare for questions raised during their confirmation hearings.
One of the Democrats' star witnesses was John Dean, Richard Nixon's White House counsel who cooperated with prosecutors during the Watergate investigation.
On Thursday night, Harris offered some more information about the foundation for her line of questioning. The only recent case in which Kavanaugh ruled on abortion came a year ago, when he argued that an undocumented minor teenager in federal custody should not be permitted to have an abortion immediately.
Asked on CBS' Face the Nation whether he would need to vote to confirm Kavanaugh, he said: "Well, we hope not".
"I am right now, before your process is finished, I am going to release the email about racial profiling, and I understand the penalty comes with potential ousting from the Senate", the New Jersey Democrat said, later adding that he was "knowingly violating the rules".
The tone in the email from 2003 contrasted with his responses to questions on Wednesday, when he stressed how hard it is to overturn precedents like Roe.
The documents show that on Christmas Eve 1998, Kavanaugh drafted an "Overall Plan" to colleagues providing his thoughts on bringing the independent counsel office's work to a close and suggesting they inform the attorney general that the findings against Clinton be left to the next president. REUTERS/Alex WroblewskiProtesters are detained by police during the third day of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 6, 2018.
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Kavanaugh replied: "Senator, the Supreme Court has recognized the right to abortion since the 1973 Roe v. Wade case, has reaffirmed it many times".
Kavanaugh declined to answer questions on how that case could be applied relating to the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into potential collusion between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russian Federation. Throughout his testimony, Kavanaugh repeatedly stated the importance of judicial independence.
On divisive issues that could reach the court such as abortion and gun rights, Kavanaugh declined to offer personal views, restricting himself to reciting Supreme Court precedent. When Sen. Richard Blumenthal of CT invited him to denounce Trump's criticism of federal judges, including Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the nominee demurred. "We are not engaging in some sort of charade; we believe this is a matter of life and death", Sarsour said.
"It did not, Senator", Kavanaugh said. Currently Republicans hold 52 seats in the Senate. Both Booker and California Democratic Sen.
A key point about Kavanaugh's stances on abortion came on Thursday, when The New York Times revealed an email exchange from Kavanaugh's tenure working for the George W. Bush administration.
White House spokesman Raj Shah offered an alternative version of the event, tweeting that "an unidentified individual" approached Kavanaugh and before the judge was "able to shake his hand, security had intervened".
"Ultimately if you have a court that has a vision of America that is narrow, that is not reflective of the changing demographics and the needs of the country, then the Constitution becomes a stale document and the Supreme Court becomes viewed as partisan and political", Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of civil rights groups opposing Kavanaugh's nomination, said in an interview Monday.