Cotton: Feinstein’s Office and Ford’s Lawyers to be Investigated
A Senator from Arkansas said Saturday that the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) as well as the attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford will be investigated as part of the fallout from the Democrat smear of Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
“Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s office will be investigated to determine whether it leaked a confidential letter from one of Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers, Sen. Tom Cotton said Sunday,” according to a report. “Cotton, an Arkansas Republican, also said lawyers recommended to Christine Blasey Ford by Democrats will face a Washington, D.C., bar investigation for telling her that Senate Judiciary Committee staffers would not travel to California to interview her about her sexual-assault allegation.”
Both revelations – that Feinstein’s office likely leaked Ford’s confidential letter, and that her attorney’s failed to tell her that investigators would come to her in California – came from Ford’s testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
On their face, Cotton’s allegations suggest that Feinstein – whose office recommended Deborah Katz, one of Ford’s attorney’s – orchestrated the public allegations and demands for a public hearing for political purposes.
“They have betrayed her,” Cotton said on“Face the Nation” Saturday. “She has been victimized by Democrats … on a search-and-destroy mission for Brett Kavanaugh.”
Cotton also trashed the Democrats, saying that their exploitation of Ford will ultimately discourage more women from reporting sexual assaults.
“Any impact that this entire episode has had on women’s willingness to come forward and report sexual assault, which I encourage them all to do immediately after it happens, is caused by the Democrats, is caused by Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Schumer not respecting her requests for confidentiality,” he said.
If Cotton’s suspicions are confirmed, they will show that Feinstein’s office acted deeply unethically in a last-ditch effort to derail Kavanaugh’s nomination.