DOJ Lawyer Who Interviewed Hillary Finds Way Into Ford Case

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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A former DOJ lawyer who interviewed Hillary Clinton during the investigation into her private email server is now representing a key figure involved in Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

David Laufman, representing Monica McLean, interviewed Clinton alongside controversial former FBI agent Peter Strozk during the 2016 presidential election. McLean is a close friend of Ford and former FBI agent who is alleged to have pressured Leland Keyser to change her statement to the FBI that she had no recollection of any assault by Kavanaugh on Ford.

None of the people Ford alleges were present during an assault on her in the summer of 1982 can corroborate that any such party she claims took place. Ford brushed aside Keyser’s denial of her allegation, pointing to Keyser’s health problems during her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Keyser told the FBI during a recent supplemental investigation into Ford’s allegation that she felt pressured by McLean, on Ford’s behalf, to change her statement. Laufman gave a statement on McLean’s behalf, saying, “Any notion or claim that Ms. McLean pressured Leland Keyser to alter Ms. Keyser’s account of what she recalled concerning the alleged incident between Dr. Ford and Brett Kavanaugh is absolutely false.”

McLean previously surfaced in this matter when Ford’s former boyfriend alleged that she perjured herself when she testified that she had never helped anyone prepare for a polygraph exam. The former boyfriend wrote an anonymous letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee alleging that Ford helped McLean prepare for her polygraph exam when she was preparing to join the FBI.