Christine Blasey Ford, through her attorneys, is seeking to limit press coverage of Thursday’s scheduled Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.
According to emails uncovered and reported on by The Washington Times, Blasey Ford’s lawyers are negotiating specifics on media coverage with Republicans on the committee.
Michael Bromwich said in emails sent Tuesday afternoon that he was requesting access for three “robocams,” three specific wire services, photographers from the Associated Press, Reuters and one unspecified service, and a pool reporter for newspapers and magazines. In a follow-up email he specified that the robocams should be operated by “the CSPAN TV pool,” and said he also wanted space for a radio reporter.
Although press is sometimes limited because of space restrictions and the identities of some witnesses are sometimes shielded, “longtime Capitol Hill watchers struggled to think of precedent for a witness dictating terms of press coverage,” the Times reported.
Meanwhile, Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans have scheduled a vote on Kavanaugh for Friday at 9:30 a.m.