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2018-0263-F

Title

2018-0263-F: Emails Processed in Response to Blumenthal v. NARA FOIA Litigation

Request Information

Emails responsive to this request are being released on a rolling basis in segments. Please check this page for updates. The materials in FOIA 2018-0263-F are a selective, not necessarily all inclusive, body of documents responsive to the topic of the FOIA. Researchers should consult the archivist about related materials.

Official records of George W. Bush’s presidency are housed at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and administered by the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of the Presidential Records Act.

For information about the electronic records at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, please see the Electronic Records Guide.

Segment 1 - published online on February 11, 2019

2018-0263-F[1]: Emails Sent to Brett Kavanaugh, Jason Lundell, and Manuel Miranda in December 2003

Scope and Content

FOIA 2018-0263-F[1] requested emails on which Brett Kavanaugh, Jason Lundell, and Manuel Miranda were all included, either as senders or recipients, during December 2003.

This FOIA consists of four emails that contain a December 3, 2003 news article by Jeff Gannon of Talon News. There are two unique emails from different senders, with a duplicate of each email included.

Extent

4 assets

Emails

Segment 2 - published online on March 12, 2019

2018-0263-F[2]: Emails From, To, CC, or BCC Manuel Miranda and Brett Kavanaugh between July 2003 - April 2004 and Emails From, To, CC, or BCC Brett Kavanaugh Containing the Terms "Manny" or "Ledeen" between November 2003 - February 2004

Scope and Content

FOIA 2018-0263-F[2] requested materials related to emails between Manuel Miranda and Brett Kavanaugh between July 2003 - April 2004 and emails sent or received by Brett Kavanaugh containing the terms "Manny" or "Ledeen" between November 2003 - April 2004.

This FOIA primarily contains speech drafts, news articles, and op-eds, as well as talking points regarding Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the United States Court of Appeals - DC Circuit and administrative emails regarding facts pertaining to the status of George W. Bush administration judicial nominees.

Extent

189 assets

Emails

Segment 3 - published online on April 4, 2019

2018-0263-F[3]: Emails From, To, CC, or BCC Brett Kavanaugh Containing the Terms "dem staff," mole, spy*, spies, Ledeen, Willett, and Lundell between July 2003 - April 2004 That Have Not Already Been Processed

Scope and Content

FOIA 2018-0263-F[3] requested previously unprocessed materials related to emails sent or received by Brett Kavanaugh containing the terms "dem staff," mole, spy*, spies, Ledeen, Willett, and Lundell between July 2003 - April 2004.

This FOIA primarily contains emails containing news articles, press releases regarding state legislative actions, announcements of George W. Bush Administration nominees and scheduling of their hearings as well as a briefing for the Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner and various scheduling emails.

Extent

234 assets

Emails

Segment 4 - published online on April 23, 2019

2018-0263-F[4]: Emails From, To, CC, or BCC Brett Kavanaugh Containing the Terms Manuel, Manny, or Miranda between July 2003 - April 2004 That Have Not Already Been Processed

Scope and Content

FOIA 2018-0263-F[4] requested previously unprocessed materials related to emails sent or received by Brett Kavanaugh containing the terms Manuel, Manny, or Miranda between July 2003 - April 2004.

This FOIA primarily contains emails containing news articles, public opinion polls, excerpts from the Congressional Record, as well as announcements of personnel changes and judicial nominations from the George W. Bush Administration. Additional material for release includes routine scheduling emails, briefing papers for public presidential events, correspondence from members of Congress, as well as drafts of the acknowledgements portions of President George W. Bush's remarks and statements.

Extent

871 assets

Emails

Segment 5 - published online on September 9, 2019

2018-0263-F[5]: Emails From, To, CC, or BCC Brett Kavanaugh Containing the Term Pryor between July 2003-May 2006 That Have Not Already Been Processed

Scope and Content

FOIA 2018-0263-F[5] requested previously unprocessed materials related to emails sent or received by Brett Kavanaugh containing the term Pryor between July 2003 and May 2006.

This FOIA primarily contains talking points, press releases, fact sheets, transcripts, newsletters and information from outside organizations, news articles, routine emails regarding statistical information, information concerning the recess appointment of William H. Pryor Jr. on February 20, 2004, and information related to the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Transcripts include Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing transcripts and Senate Judiciary Committee business meeting transcripts. Also included is a memorandum of understanding from the Senate regarding judicial nominations. Records regarding Pryor’s appointment include biographical data sheets, administrative emails, draft and final routine memorandum to President George W. Bush to approve the recess appointment, a statement by President George W. Bush, and emails coordinating the sending of a congratulatory letter. Records related to Kavanaugh's appointment include emails that mention Kavanaugh's involvement with the Pryor appointment such as news articles, excerpts from blog posts, and transcripts.

Extent

287 assets

Emails

Segment 6 - published online on October 8, 2019

2018-0263-F[6]: Emails From, To, CC, or BCC Brett Kavanaugh Containing the Term Pickering between July 2003-May 2006 That Have Not Already Been Processed

Scope and Content

FOIA 2018-0263-F[6] requested previously unprocessed materials related to emails sent or received by Brett Kavanaugh containing the term Pickering between July 2003 and May 2006.

This FOIA primarily contains legislative correspondence reports, judicial nomination statistics, press gaggles, a guest list for a Congressional Ball, draft and final versions of the acknowledgements for a speech given by President George W. Bush, questions regarding Judge Charles Pickering Sr.'s attendance at an event, published writings such as op-eds, articles, and blog posts, newsletters from organizations such as the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation, a letter from Representative Charles Pickering Jr. recommending the awarding of the Congressional Medal of Freedom to G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery, and a response to that letter from White House staffer David Hobbs

Extent

295 assets

Emails

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