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 Hussein ObamaOvernight Cybersecurity: What we learned from Carter Page's House Intel testimony | House to mark up foreign intel reform law | FBI can't access Texas shooter's phone | Sessions to testify at hearing amid Russia scrutiny Russian social media is the modern-day Trojan horse Trump records robo-call for Gillespie: He'll help 'make America great again' 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.