Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser just made a powerful legal move that should strike fear in his heart

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As Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s sex assault accuser steels herself to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week, she’s enlisted some high-octane help to strengthen her legal team and make sure she’s as prepared as she possibly can be.

Former federal prosecutor and ex-Justice Department Inspector General Michael Bromwich announced today on Twitter that he would be joining attorneys Debra Katz and Lisa Banks in representing Professor Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her at a high school party.

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A lawyer with an enormous resume, Bromwich was a prosecutor U.S. Attorney’s Office in the 1980s for the Southern District of New York and worked on the Independent Counsel’s investigation into the Iran-Contra scandal, helping to convict current NRA president Oliver North for illegally selling weapons to Iran in order to fund right-wing Nicaraguan death squads.

Bromwich would go on to join the Justice Department as their Inspector General from 1994 to 1998. He currently is the head of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s legal team and has now decided to add his extensive talents to Professor Christine Blasey Ford’s legal team.

His expertise undoubtedly is going to be very valuable as Ford readies herself for what will likely be a grueling and unforgiving cross-examination by an unfriendly and resentful Republican-led Judiciary Committee.

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Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.

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