Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell questioned Ford about whether or not she went to any members of Congress with her story prior to July.
“No,” she responded.
Mitchell followed up by asking what motivated her to contact the Washington Post on July 6th, to which she replied that she was “panicking” and her beach friends urged her to call newspapers or her congresswoman.
There’s one major flaw in that argument – The Post itself reported that Ford had relayed those terrible memories “only in therapy and with her husband.”
Dr. Ford is now saying she talked to “people on the beach” about the assault and Kavanaugh this summer. She says they encouraged her to go to the media. Previously, she said she only told the story to her therapist and her husband. Another major discrepancy.
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) September 27, 2018
The Mercury News reported that Ford did speak with two friends after having written Senator Dianne Feinstein.
“I’ve been trying to forget this all my life, and now I’m supposed to remember every little detail,” one of those friends recalled saying at a Junior Lifeguard program. “They’re going to be all over me.”
Additionally, Ford never named Kavanaugh specifically in the therapist notes she provided to the Post. She only told the therapist that she was assaulted by students “from an elitist boys’ school.”
She wouldn’t name names to her therapist in confidentiality, but tossed it out there for her “beach friends” to discuss with everyone … on the beach?
So an interesting development with the “beach friends” that Ford stated who convinced her to go to the Washington Post. She previously stated that she only told this story to her husband and a therapist. #KavanaughHearings
— Jason Buttrill (@JasonButtrill) September 27, 2018
Bottom line here – her response to Mitchell’s question indicates friends on the beach encouraged her to contact her local congresswoman and the media.
Her written testimony says the exact opposite – that she contacted Feinstein and the Post and then talked with the beach people:
“I called my congressional representative and let her receptionist know that someone on the President’s shortlist had attacked me. I also sent a message to The Washington Post’s confidential tip line,” she said.
Over the next two days, I told a couple of close friends on the beach in California that Mr.Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted me. I was conflicted about whether to speak out.
The Democrats would have been much better served to find an accuser who could keep her stories straight.