According to a Senate Judiciary Committee statement, Christine Ford’s legal team may have violated ABA rules by withholding key information from their client. Ford was reportedly kept out of the loop on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s repeated offers to hear her testimony privately and even in California if she preferred. “I was hoping that they would come to me, but then I realized that was an unrealistic request,” Ford said at one point during her testimony. Further casting doubts on her legal team’s conduct is the fact that when she was directly asked if she was made aware, one of her attorneys cut in to say that she did not need to answer due to attorney-client privilege. Ford admitted: “I just appreciate that you did offer that. I wasn’t clear on what the offer was. If you were going to come out to see me, I would have happily hosted you and had you – had been happy to speak with you out there. I just did not – it wasn’t clear to me that that was the case.”
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
A statement issued on Tuesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee suggests that Christine Blasey Ford’s legal team may have violated the ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct by apparently withholding key information from their client.
During the explosive hearing on Thursday, Ford made clear that she did not know that the Senate Judiciary Committee had repeatedly offered to come to her for her testimony and to hear that testimony privately if she preferred.
“I was hoping that they would come to me, but then I realized that was an unrealistic request,” Ford said at one point during her testimony.
When directly asked if her attorneys had informed her about the committee’s offer to meet her in California, one of her attorneys, Michael Bromwich, interjected to say she need not answer, citing attorney-client privilege. But Ford responded anyhow.