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 McCabeMcCabe: Being accused of treason by Trump 'quite honestly terrifying' Horowitz report is damning for the FBI and unsettling for the rest of us Fox's Chris Wallace: IG report headline is 'It didn't find the things that Bill Barr and Donald Trump alleged' 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 RosensteinRosenstein, Sessions discussed firing Comey in late 2016 or early 2017: FBI notes Justice Dept releases another round of summaries from Mueller probe Judge rules former WH counsel McGahn must testify under subpoena MORE proposed secretly taping conversations with President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Trump rips Michigan Rep. Dingell after Fox News appearance: 'Really pathetic!' 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.