Kevin Daley, DCNF
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford added Michael Bromwich, a former federal prosecutor and Department of Justice inspector general, to her legal team Saturday, as she prepares to give information to the Senate Judiciary Committee about her alleged hostile encounter with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The addition of Bromwich further burnishes the progressive credentials of the Blasey Ford roster. Politico reported that Democratic public relations guru Ricki Seidman will advise Blasey Ford in the coming days, while CNN revealed her lead attorneys organized a fundraiser for Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin, which was canceled following media inquiries.
I’m honored to be joining Debra Katz and Lisa Banks in representing Dr. Ford https://t.co/WdhWj0qmSw
— Michael R. Bromwich (@mrbromwich) September 22, 2018
Bromwich brings serious weight to a legal team with deep expertise in legal issues arising from sexual misconduct. Bromwich, who resigned his position in private practice Saturday, was a prosecutor in the Iran Contra affair and became the Justice Department’s inspector general during the Clinton administration. He entered federal service again during the Obama administration, serving as the first director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
He represents former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a James Comey confidant and frequent target of President Donald Trump’s ire.
For his part, Kavanaugh has been cloistered inside the White House for much of the week, calling lawmakers and drafting answers in advance of next week’s hearing. Administration officials have staged mock hearings for Kavanaugh, grilling him about his conduct in high school and personal sexual inclinations, according to The Washington Post.
The judge has retained his own attorney, Beth Wilkinson, to advise and represent him.
Blasey Ford’s lawyers told lawmakers Saturday she is prepared to appear before the Judiciary Committee, though it is not yet clear when exactly that might take place, or under what circumstances.