Former federal prosecutor Michael Bromwich, who represents former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, has joined the legal team representing Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in the early 1980s.
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"I’m honored to be joining Debra Katz and Lisa Banks in representing Dr. Ford," Bromwich wrote on Twitter Saturday afternoon.
The news came after Katz and Banks released a letter Saturday announcing Ford had accepted the invitation to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. She will likely testify sometime next week.
According to Law&Crime, Bromwich's strategic consulting firm, The Bromwich Group, is also joining Ford's team.
However, before he could officially join Ford's team, Bromwich was forced to resign his position as senior counsel at the Washington-based law firm Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber, according to Law.com.
Bromwich wrote in a resignation letter to the firm:
Within the past few days, I have been asked to serve as one of Christine Blasey Ford’s attorneys. My role will likely require me to appear publicly on Dr. Ford’s behalf, and the Senate is being advised of my involvement this afternoon. Because objections have been raised within the partnership to my doing so while employed by the firm, I am resigning from the firm, effective immediately.
This obviously is happening on a schedule that could not be anticipated. I will have time to say my less rushed goodbyes over the next several weeks.
In addition to working as a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, Bromwich served as inspector general of the Department of Justice from 1994-1999. And in 2010, then-President Barack Obama appointed him to be director of the newly created Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.