Accuser’s Adviser Predicted ‘Strategy’ That Would Defeat Kavanaugh

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Ricki Seidman, the Democratic operative who is advising Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, predicted in July that there would be a “strategy” to defeat Kavanaugh’s nomination.


Politico reported on Thursday that Seidman, who also advised Anita Hill to testify against Clarence Thomas in 1991, is giving advice to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

On July 10, Seidman said on a conference call with the American Constitution Society that she believed a “strategy will emerge” that would upend Kavanaugh’s nomination. Audio of the call was recorded and uploaded by the GOP on Thursday.

“I do think that over the coming days and weeks there will be a strategy that will emerge, and I think it’s possible that that strategy might ultimately defeat the nominee,” Seidman said. “And whether or not it ultimately defeats the nominee it will, I think, help people understand why it’s so important that they vote.”

Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein received a confidential letter from Dr. Ford describing her alleged sexual assault by Kavanaugh in July.

Seidman has a long history of working for Democrats, including serving in Bill Clinton’s campaign’s “war room” and serving as the deputy communications director in the Clinton administration. (RELATED: Bill Clinton’s Former ‘War Room’ Director Quietly Advising Kavanaugh Accuser)

As The Daily Caller reported on Thursday, “[Seidman] cut her teeth running attack ads against Robert Bork, a nomination that was eventually derailed. She then moved to Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy’s office, where she was instrumental in convincing Anita Hill to go public with her claim that Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her.”

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