Former federal prosecutor joins Kavanaugh accuser's legal team

Former federal prosecutor joins Kavanaugh accuser's legal team
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Former federal prosecutor and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Bromwich announced Saturday he was joining the legal team for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in the 1980s.

“I’m honored to be joining Debra Katz and Lisa Banks in representing Dr. Ford,” he tweeted Saturday afternoon.

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Ford says Kavanaugh pinned her down, groped her and tried to remove her clothes at a high school party in the 1980s. Bromwich has been involved in negotiating with the Senate Judiciary Committee to arrange her testimony. She accepted a deal Saturday to testify this upcoming week

Bromwich also represents former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeThe Hill's Morning Report — Will Congress do anything on gun control? McCabe sues FBI, DOJ, blames Trump for his firing McCabe says it's 'absolutely' time to launch impeachment inquiry into Trump MORE.

McCabe was fired by the Justice Department in March before a scathing inspector general report concluded that he lied to FBI agents about his unauthorized disclosures to the media. A grand jury has reportedly been convened to examine McCabe’s actions. 

McCabe was implicated in the latest Justice Department scandal after The New York Times reported he had memos corroborating claims Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinWhy the presumption of innocence doesn't apply to Trump McCabe sues FBI, DOJ, blames Trump for his firing Rosenstein: Trump should focus on preventing people from 'becoming violent white supremacists' MORE proposed secretly taping conversations with President TrumpDonald John TrumpO'Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S. economy into recession Manchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms Objections to Trump's new immigration rule wildly exaggerated MORE and Trump administration officials and possibly invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.

The House Judiciary Committee has vowed to subpoena the memos.

McCabe, whose wife ran for office in Virginia as a Democrat, is a common foil for Republicans, some of whom accuse him of being part of the so-called deep state, referring to a conspiracy theory that a group of government officials is working from within the government to thwart Trump’s agenda.