Leahy announced the June 28 date earlier Wednesday. He and Sessions are also seeking records on Kagan from the Clinton Presidential Library in Arkansas, another factor that could delay the hearings.

Sessions said that the records were among several things that could occur to delay the hearings, and that Leahy indicated he agreed. He said he had personally promised Leahy and President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaTrump breaks with tradition, forgoes Ramadan dinner Trump: 'Why no action' from Obama on Russian meddling? Dems look to defense bill to put pressure on Trump MORE that Republicans would "do our best" to complete Kagan's confirmation before the August recess, to meet Obama's goal of allowing Kagan to start on the court before its fall session.