Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) believes it’s possible that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was behind the leaks of Christine Blasey Ford’s anonymous accusation letter against Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“I believe the Schumer political operation was behind this from the very beginning,” Cotton told conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt during his radio show.
Ford wrote Democratic lawmakers a letter in July accusing Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct more than 35 years ago. During the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in September, Ford said she did not authorize the letters release, despite it being made public.
It’s actually refreshing to see the Senator “going there” with an accusation that is so polarizing. Had it been anyone other than a U.S. Senator putting the idea forward (and many have tried before now) it would be dismissed and get no attention. Now that Cotton has put the idea out to the public, perhaps we can actually start asking real questions.
What many Americans don’t know is that nothing on the Democratic side of the aisle in the Senate happens without Schumer’s approval and input. Nothing. He is arguably the most controlling leader Washington DC has seen in modern history, quietly chastising any actions that did not receive his blessing.
Somebody leaked the letter, which allegedly went to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office and nowhere else. The weak reply from the Democrats is that it was probably one of Ford’s friends, but the letter itself was leaked to the Washington Post, not the accusation. While it’s very likely she told friends or family about the letter, it’s not as likely she sent copies of it to them and claimed that she doesn’t remember sending it to anyone other than Feinstein.
What also makes the Schumer angle compelling is that the timing matches his style. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a mastery of timing out when to say what and when this or that is to be released. For Feinstein to sit on it without orders from her boss doesn’t match her history, but it definitely matches Schumer’s.
Somebody leaked it against Ford’s wishes, plummeting her life and the lives of Justice Kavanaugh’s family into turmoil. If anything needs to be further investigated in postscript of the confirmation, it’s how Feinstein and/or Schumer played these people like pawns.