Former DOJ Inspector General Joins Christine Ford’s Legal Team – Kavanaugh Freaks Out

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On Saturday, it was reported that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has decided that she will testify next week in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Ford’s lawyers, Debra Katz and Lisa Banks, said in a letter to the committee:

‘Dr. Ford accepts the Committee’s request to provide her first-hand knowledge of Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual misconduct next week.’

Now, according to The National Law Journal:

‘Former federal prosecutor Michael Bromwich has joined the legal team assisting Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school.’

Bromwich also tweeted:

Bromwich issued a letter on Saturday saying he was resigning his position as senior counsel at Washington D.C. law firm Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber. He wrote:

‘My role will likely require me to appear publicly on Dr. Ford’s behalf, and the Senate is being advised of my involvement this afternoon. Because objections have been raised within the partnership to my doing so while employed by the firm, I am resigning from the firm, effective immediately.’

via The National Law Journal

Bromwich, who founded The Bromwich Group, has recently represented FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe. Bromwich is well-known in Washington and served as inspector general for the U.S. Department of Justice and as the country’s top offshore drilling regulator in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon accident and oil spill.

Bromwich’s legal group “offers independent monitoring, crisis management, strategic advisory, public affairs, and law enforcement consulting services.” Bromwich will work primarily with Ford’s lead attorneys, Debra Katz and Lisa Banks of Washington’s Katz, Marshall & Banks.

Ford decided to testify after 72 hours of intense negotiations over the terms of Ford’s testimony. According to The Daily Beast:

‘On Friday afternoon, Republicans on the committee had given Ford an ultimatum, telling her lawyers that the committee would vote Monday on Kavanaugh’s nomination unless they accepted a final offer for Ford to testify on Wednesday.’

A senior GOP aide said:

‘The Ford legal team got the impact they wanted by getting headlines and news alerts saying they accepted without actually accepting anything Chairman Grassley has offered over 6 days of bending over backwards to accommodate ever-moving goalposts.’

The Daily Beast reported:

‘According to committee aides, Ford’s lawyers outlined a series of demands for the hearing, some of which were met. But the committee rejected their requests that Kavanaugh testify first and that only senators be allowed to ask questions. Republicans have been seeking an outside counsel to avoid the poor optics of having 11 men question Ford. They plan to have female staff lawyers do at least some of the questioning.’

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), top ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said:

‘It’s clear that Republicans are doing all they can to cement another conservative seat on the Supreme Court—at any cost—even pushing through a nominee with a cloud of controversy hanging over his head. Brett Kavanaugh could serve on the court for 40 years, what’s another 24 hours to make sure we get this right?’

Here’s what Twitter had to say regarding Bromwich’s addition to Ford’s legal team:

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