This new request could be to get to the bottom of who leaked Ford's name despite her supposed objections.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley sent a letter to Dr. Ford’s legal team late Thursday night asking for all of their communications with specific Democratic senators, the alleged witnesses to her getting assaulted, as well as the other alleged victims.
Grassley specifically asked for all direct or indirect communications between Ford or her legal team and:
“(1) U.S. Senators or their staffs, particularly the offices of Senators Feinstein and Hirono, other than your communications with me and my staff in preparation for the September 27 hearing; (2) the alleged witnesses identified by Dr. Ford (Leland Keyser, Mark Judge, and Patrick “P.J.” Smyth); and (3) Debbie Ramirez, Julie Swetnick, or their representatives.”
The chairman did not specify what spurred this request. However, the Wall Street Journal may have uncovered a possible reason for it.