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Former federal prosecutor joins Kavanaugh accuser's legal team

Former federal prosecutor joins Kavanaugh accuser's legal team
© Greg Nash

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 McCabeHillicon Valley: CEOs of Google, Facebook and Twitter to testify before Senate | European Union police agency warns of increase in cybercrime | Twitter to remove posts hoping for Trump's death Graham officially schedules hearing on Trump's Supreme Court pick to start Oct. 12 The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump eager to leave the hospital 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 RosensteinTrump turns his ire toward Cabinet members Ex-deputy attorney general says Justice Dept. 'will ignore' Trump's threats against political rivals The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump's erratic tweets upend stimulus talks; COVID-19 spreads in White House MORE proposed secretly taping conversations with President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden holds massive cash advantage over Trump ahead of Election Day Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally 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.