The White House and the Justice Department delivered separate packets of documents involving the investigation of Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan to the House Judiciary Committee yesterday.
A spokesman for Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr. (D-N.J.) said the records would not be examined until Monday.
Rodino had asked for the documents last week as a result of a resolution of inquiry concerning the Donovan investigation that was sponsored by Rep. Anthony Toby Moffett (D-Conn.).
The resolution calls for all records, memoranda or other documents reflecting any contacts between the Justice Department and the White House regarding the Donovan investigation. It has no time limit on it, and an aide to Moffett said it was meant to cover actions both before and after Donovan's 1981 Senate confirmation.
Rodino has said he is not interested in duplicating any current inquiries but wants his committee to take "a close look" at such underlying issues as the adequacy of the FBI's background checks on high government officials and the relationship between the FBI and the White House in such matters.
Rodino indicated that the review would be conducted by the House Judiciary subcommittee on civil and constitutional rights, which is headed by Rep. Don Edwards (D-Calif.).