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Old 09-17-2018, 03:30 PM
steronz steronz is offline
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Originally Posted by Fotheringay-Phipps View Post
I don't think this is correct.
It's roughly correct, although I may not be clear on the timeline of the WH's involvement. And she did apparently go to the press, but refused to go on the record.

she contacted her congresswoman, Democrat Anna G. Eshoo, around the same time. In late July, she sent a letter via Eshoo’s office to Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California...

In the letter ... Ford described the incident and said she expected her story to be kept confidential. ...

Though Ford had contacted The Post, she declined to speak on the record for weeks as she grappled with concerns about what going public would mean for her and her family — and what she said was her duty as a citizen to tell the story.


By late August, Ford had decided not to come forward, calculating that doing so would upend her life and probably would not affect Kavanaugh’s confirmation. “Why suffer through the annihilation if it’s not going to matter?” she said.

Her story leaked anyway.