Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas told conservative pundit and radio host Hugh Hewitt that he believes Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is to blame for the leak of Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation letter.
During the Tuesday edition of Hewitt’s show, the republican accused Schumer of releasing Ford’s letter for the political gain of the Democratic party.
“I believe the Schumer political operation was behind this from the very beginning,” Cotton told conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt during his radio show.
The letter that Cotton was referring to was the previously unanimous letter sent by Ford, accusing then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her 36 years ago.
Ford wrote that letter to Democratic lawmakers in July, and her personal information was leaked weeks later, without her authorization, which Ford clarified during her hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“We learned last week that a woman named Monica McLean was Ms. Ford’s roommate and she was one of the so-called ‘beach friends’ that encouraged Ms. Ford to go to [Sen.] Dianne Feinstein and the partisan Democrats on the judiciary committee,” Cotton continued.
He further explained the connection between Schumer and Ford, prior to her accusations against Kavanaugh saying, “ it just so happens that Monica McLean worked for a Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney in Manhattan, now a virulent anti-Trump critic on television and former counsel to Chuck Schumer.
“It just so happens that Monica McLean worked for Preet Bharara, the former U.S. attorney in Manhattan, now a virulent anti-Trump critic on television and former counsel to Chuck Schumer.”
“I strongly suspect that Chuck Schumer’s political operation knew about Ms. Ford’s allegations as far back as July and manipulated the process all along to include taking advantage of Ms. Ford’s confidences and directing her towards left-wing lawyers who apparently may have violated the D.C. code of legal ethics and perhaps may face their own investigation by the D.C. Bar,” Cotton said.
A spokesman for Schumer denied the allegations to The Daily Caller News Foundation saying, “Another fairy tale from Sen. Cotton, reminiscent of his trip to the White House when he lied about what the President said about immigrants from Africa.”