The Clinton Presidential Library & Museum today posted online some of the long-awaited documents related to Elena Kagan's work in the White House in the 1990s.
Archive officials have said the documents could be just the beginning of what they release, and they plan to post more on a rolling basis ahead of Kagan’s confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court. That hearing begins June 28.
Click here to access the records so far. They’re labeled as 74 “boxes,” but you can download them all in seven, enormous .pdf files.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said the release of the files shows the Obama administration is making available "an unprecedented volume of information."
"With this initial delivery of documents, the Judiciary Committee has received more information from the administration than was made available at this point in the confirmation process for either the Roberts or Alito nominations," Leahy said in a statement, referring to Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. and Justice Samuel Alito Jr.
But the documents represent less than a third of the 160,000 pages of material expected to be released eventually, said Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), the Judiciary Committee's top Republican.
"We have a constitutional obligation to conduct a full and thorough review of this nominee on behalf of the American people. With each day that passes, I become more concerned that we will not receive documents in time for a proper review, or that they will be incomplete," Sessions said in a statement.
Updated at 2:33 p.m.