Judge Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford first reportedly contacted Democratic lawmakers on July 6th.
Since then there have been several communications between Ford and leading Democrats.
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Here is the latest timeline of Christine Ford’s numerous contacts with Democrats.
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UPDATED TIMELINE OF CHRISTINE FORD’S CONTACTS WITH DEMOCRATS
The information below is from the charts listed above with the links to the sources.
|July 6||Ford speaks with Eshoo’s staff.||Ford called Eshoo’s office and requested a meeting. A staffer spoke with Ford in advance of the meeting.
In her letter to Feinstein, Ford wrote, “On July 6 I notified my local government representative to ask them how to proceed . . . .”
|Casey Tolan, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo First To Hear Blasey Ford’s Story: ‘I Told Her I Believed Her,’ Mercury News (Sep. 18, 2018), https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/09/18/christine-blasey-ford-first-meeting-anna-eshoo-brett-kavanaugh/; Read the Letter Christine Blasey Ford Sent Accusing Brett Kavanaugh of Sexual Misconduct, CNN (Sep. 17, 2018), https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/16/politics/blasey-ford-kavanaugh-letter-feinstein/index.html.|
|Ford texts the Washington Post tipline using What’s App.||Produced documents|
|July 9||Ford speaks with Eschoo’s staff on the phone.||Transcript|
|July 10||Ford contacts the Washington Post again.||“Been advised to contact senators or NYT. Haven’t heard back from WaPo.”||Produced documents|
|At some point between July 10 and September 16||Ford speaks with Emma Brown, a Washington Post reporter.||Transcript|
|July 18||Ford meets with Eschoo’s staff.||Transcript|
|July 20||Ford speaks with Eshoo.||Ford and Eshoo met for “more than an hour and half” in a “conference room.” Eshoo suggested that she write a letter detailing her claims to Senator Feinstein.||Casey Tolan, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo First To Hear Blasey Ford’s Story: ‘I Told Her I Believed Her,’ Mercury News (Sep. 18, 2018), https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/09/18/christine-blasey-ford-first-meeting-anna-eshoo-brett-kavanaugh/.|
|July 30||The letter, dated July 30, is delivered to Feinstein’s D.C. office.||“Eshoo said she hasn’t met with the professor since that July afternoon, although her staff has been in contact with her since she came forward.”||Casey Tolan, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo First To Hear Blasey Ford’s Story: ‘I Told Her I Believed Her,’ Mercury News (Sep. 18, 2018), https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/09/18/christine-blasey-ford-first-meeting-anna-eshoo-brett-kavanaugh/.|
|Between July 30 and August 7||Ford speaks by phone with Senator Feinstein.||Transcript|
|After July 30||Ford speaks with Feinstein’s staff, who recommends that she engage Debra Katz.||Transcript|
|August 7||Ford takes a polygraph test after she engages Katz.||Ford took a polygraph test administered by a former FBI agent. Katz provided the results to the Washington Post. They showed that she “was being truthful when she said a statement summarizing her allegations was accurate.”||Emma Brown, California Professor, Writer of Confidential Brett Kavanaugh Letter, Speaks Out About Her Allegation of Sexual Assault, Washington Post (Sep. 16, 2018), https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/california-professor-writer-of-confidential-brett-kavanaugh-letter-speaks-out-about-her-allegation-of-sexual-assault/2018/09/16/46982194-b846-11e8-94eb-3bd52dfe917b_story.html.|
|August 20||Feinstein meets one-on-one with Kavanaugh.||Michael Macagnone & Jimmy Hoover, Kavanaugh Meets Top Senate Dem Opposing His Confirmation, Law360 (Aug. 20, 2018), https://www.law360.com/articles/1075169/kavanaugh-meets-top-senate-dem-opposing-his-confirmation.|
|August 28||Feinstein’s staff participates in the first Background Investigation (BI) call.||Phil and Gab from Feinstein’s staff participated on the call.||Committee records|
|September 4-7||SJC holds a public hearing on Kavanaugh’s nomination.||Committee records|
|September 6||SJC gives Senators an opportunity to question Kavanaugh at a closed session.||Committee records|
|September 12||The Intercept reports that SJC Democrats have requested to view a “Kavanaugh-related document” in the possession of Feinstein||The article reported that a letter in the possession of Feinstein “purportedly describe[d] an incident that was relayed to someone affiliated with Stanford University, who authored the letter and sent it to Rep. Anna Eshoo, a Democrat who represents the area.”||Ryan Grim, Dianne Feinstein Withholding Brett Kavanaugh Document From Fellow Judiciary Committee Democrats, Intercept (Sep. 12, 2018), https://theintercept.com/2018/09/12/brett-kavanaugh-confirmation-dianne-feinstein/.|
|September 13||Feinstein refers the letter to the FBI.||Burgess Everett & Edward-Isaac Dovere, Feinstein Asks Feds To Investigate Kavanaugh Claims in Letter, Politico (Sep. 30, 2018), https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/13/feinstein-kavanaugh-investigation-letter-822902.|
|September 14||The New Yorker reports on an interview with Ford but does not identify her by name.||The article described the incident in detail.||Ronan Farrow & Jane Mayer, A Sexual-Misconduct Allegation Against the Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Stirs Tension Among Democrats in Congress, New Yorker (Sep. 14, 2018), https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/a-sexual-misconduct-allegation-against-the-supreme-court-nominee-brett-kavanaugh-stirs-tension-among-democrats-in-congress.|
|September 16||The Washington Post reports on an interview with Ford.||The article described the incident in detail.||Emma Brown, California Professor, Writer of Confidential Brett Kavanaugh Letter, Speaks Out About Her Allegation of Sexual Assault, Washington Post (Sep. 16, 2018), https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/california-professor-writer-of-confidential-brett-kavanaugh-letter-speaks-out-about-her-allegation-of-sexual-assault/2018/09/16/46982194-b846-11e8-94eb-3bd52dfe917b_story.html.|
|September 17||SJC has a follow-up BI call with Kavanaugh on the Ford letter. Feinstein does not participate.||Feinstein’s staff did not show up.||Committee records|
|September 25||SJC speaks with Kavanaugh about the allegations against him.||Feinstein’s staff declared that they were present “under protest” and did not participate.||Committee records|
|September 26||SJC speaks with Judge Kavanaugh about the allegations against him.||Feinstein’s staff declared that they were present “under protest” and did not participate.||Committee records|