Dem Senator Whitehouse: Christine Ford’s Story Got Out Because She Told Too Many People
It was a major topic during Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing: How did Christine Blasey Ford‘s sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh become public? According to one Democratic Senator on the Judiciary Committee, Ford herself bears responsibility.
Appearing on Morning Joe, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) expressed his belief that Ford told too many people — one or several of whom may have leaked to the media.
“As best I can tell, Dr. Ford had told sufficient people in her circle who might have told others that press in California began to ask her questions and follow her around,” Whitehouse said. “And the story then came through the Washington Post where…Dr. Ford had originally, as she testified yesterday, left a tip on the hotline, and the reporter followed up with her ultimately. So as best as I can tell, that’s how it all became public, through those two avenues.”
During Thursdays hearing, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), to whom Ford wrote a letter disclosing her allegations and asking for confidentiality, vigorously denied that she was responsible for the leak.
“I did not hide Dr. Ford’s allegations,” Feinstein said. “I did not leak her story. She asked me to hold it confidential and I kept it confidential as she asked.”
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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