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Congressional Office, WaPo Did Not Respond To Blasey Ford Until Kavanaugh Was Nominated

Mike Brest Reporter
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Kavanaugh accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford revealed that neither Congresswoman Eshoo nor the Washington Post reached out to her after she reported allegations of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh until after he was nominated for the Supreme Court during her testimony on Thursday morning.

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Ford said:

Somebody said, “Call the New York Times, call the Washington Post. Put in an anonymous tip. Go to your congressperson.” And when they weigh those options, I felt like the best option was to try to do the civic route, which is to go to my congressperson, who happens to be Anna Eshoo. So I called her office, and I also put in the anonymous tip to the Washington Post. And, unfortunately, neither got back to me before the selection of the nominee.

Kavanaugh was nominated back on July 9. (RELATED: Blasey Ford Is ‘100 Percent’ Certain Kavanaugh Was The Man Who Sexually Assaulted Her).

Rachel Mitchell, the prosecutor asking her questions on behalf of the Republicans, responded, “You testified that Congresswoman Eshoo’s office contacted you on July 9. Is that right?”

“They contacted me the date that the nominee was announced,” Ford said.

She also confirmed that on the day after Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Trump she texted the Washington Post for the third time about the allegations. The Washington Post published its first report quoting Ford on September 16.

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