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New documents released about Kavanaugh, but Trump's Supreme Court pick is on track for confirmation

WASHINGTON - Brett Kavanaugh, a lawyer for the George W. Bush White House, offered some advice 20 years ago to a judicial aspirant seeking Senate confirmation: Don't talk about your policy positions, show respect for Supreme Court precedent and reveal no ideological agenda.

It's a recipe that well served Kavanaugh, now President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, as he wrapped up his Senate confirmation appearance Thursday.

After two days of often hostile questioning, Kavanaugh remained calm and revealed very little new information about his views on abortion or presidential power. He made no major flubs and steered clear of the contentious political atmosphere around Trump - all while maintaining a friendly, basketball-dad persona.

With Republicans in control of the Senate, Kavanaugh now appears on track to be confirmed by the end of the month. "You're gonna get confirmed," Sen.

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