Legal Watchdog Files Complaint Against Christine Blasey Ford’s Lawyers
OCTOBER 24, 2018
A legal complaint against Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyers could come down to how Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser understood a question during her dramatic appearance before a Senate committee considering the judge’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.
The media widely reported that Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, offered on multiple occasions to Ford’s lawyers to have committee investigators interview Ford in California, where she lives.
But during the hearing Ford told the committee: “If you were going to come out to see me, I would have happily hosted you. … It wasn’t clear to me that that was the case.”
Judicial Watch, an ethics watchdog, filed a complaint alleging Ford’s lawyers didn’t let the research psychologist and professor know that she had the option of telling her story without a public spectacle.
“We are concerned that ethics rules were violated by Dr. Ford’s attorneys during the Kavanaugh confirmation and took action to get accountability,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a formal statement.