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WASHINGTON: Bill Burck is a Republican insider being pushed into the limelight by two of the biggest political dramas in Washington: Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.As George W. Bush's longtime public records lawyer, he's in charge of culling documents for the Senate from Kavanaugh's White House years.That makes Burck, 47, "triply-conflicted," some Democrats say.These days Burck represents White House counsel Don McGahn, former White House adviser Steve Bannon and former chief of staff Reince Priebus in the Mueller probe.Before the Senate hearing Tuesday, Burck's team announced it had largely concluded its document production, with more than 267,000 pages from Kavanaugh cleared for public release.Republican advocates say the new system pushed the Senate more fully into the digital age, with computer software to more quickly search and sort hundreds and thousands of pages, much the way it is done at big law firms. They say the National Archives still has final review over the production, but the private lawyers -- Burck hired a team of about 50 -- can do the job much faster.
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