Cotton's bombshell about Schumer would put the Senate Minority leader in ethical trouble if true. Schumer violated Ms. Ford's confidences for political game, and that is just sad. A spokesman for Schumer claimed that Cotton's theory was just another "fairy tale."
On Tuesday, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK) told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt that Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and his "political operation" were behind the leaking of Kavanaugh-accuser Christine Blasey Ford's letter to the media. "I believe the Schumer political operation was behind this from the very beginning," Cotton confidently told Hewitt.
Ford, who asked to remain anonymous, accused now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of decades-old sexual misconduct in a letter she penned to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in July. Ford's letter, however, was leaked to the press some two months later. The timing of the leak allowed Democrats to further delay the confirmation of Kavanaugh to the bench, enabling the highly-publicized Senate Judiciary Committee hearing where Kavanaugh was smeared with more uncorroborated allegations of misconduct, including involvement in high school "gang rape rings."
Cotton identified the "Schumer political operation" as the culprit "from the very beginning."
"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 who encouraged Ms. Ford to go to Dianne Feinstein and the partisan Democrats on the Judiciary Committee," explained Cotton. "Well, it just turns out, 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."