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Go deeper: Read the Kavanaugh emails released by Cory Booker

Sen. Cory Booker made waves Thursday by pledging to publicly release "committee confidential" documents during today's Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.

The big picture: The emails — from Kavanaugh's time as a lawyer in the George W. Bush White House — include critical remarks about affirmative action regulations issued by the Department of Transportation. The emails were first reported by The New York Times.

Read the emails released by Booker: