Saturday, September 22, 2018

Bromwich joining Christine Ford's legal team

Former federal prosecutor Michael Bromwich has joined the legal team assisting Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school.


Bromwich, founder and managing principal of The Bromwich Group, has most recently represented former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe. He is well-known in Washington, having served, among other positions, as inspector general for the U.S. Department of Justice and as the country’s top offshore drilling regulator in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon accident and oil spill.


In joining Ford’s legal team, Bromwich will be working primarily with her lead attorneys, Debra Katz and Lisa Banks of Washington’s Katz, Marshall & Banks.


In a letter Saturday, Bromwich resigned his position as senior counsel at Washington, D.C., law firm Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber, saying: “My role will likely require me to appear publicly on Dr. Ford’s behalf, and the Senate is being advised of my involvement this afternoon. Because objections have been raised within the partnership to my doing so while employed by the firm, I am resigning from the firm, effective immediately.”

  National Law Journal
Wow. Are his partners concerned that in the future, should they have to argue a case before Kavanaugh, they might not get a fair trial?  Bromwich must really be serious about Ford-Kavanaugh; after all, Ford has what seem to be good attorneys now - at least they've certainly held their own dealing with Grassley.

As an aside: Michael Avenatti offered to help, and they turned him down.  Can't say I blame them.  That wouldn't have been the look they need for this.  He, on the other hand, thinks they're making a mistake.

Actually, I'm kind of surprsied, given all that's happened over the last few days, that Kavanaugh's hasn't withdrawn his name from consideration. 

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