Kavanaugh Accuser Who Had 'Nothing to Gain' Hits Pay Dirt

  • 2018-10-29
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Kavanaugh Accuser Who Had 'Nothing to Gain' Hits Pay Dirt
By United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
When Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Dr. Christine Blasey Ford they repeated the mantra she had "nothing to gain" by accusing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

The Daily Wire's Joseph Curl reports:

"You had absolutely nothing to gain by bringing these facts to the Senate Judiciary Committee,” Sen. Dick Durbin said. California Sen. Kamala Harris thanked Ford for her "bravery," adding "clearly [you] have nothing to gain for what you have done."

Turns out that was all hooey.

"Ford stands to gain some $1 million and counting from national crowdfunding campaigns launched by friends and other supporters, while she is said to be fielding book offers," Real Clear Investigations wrote on Monday.

The potential seven-figure windfall, which she says she intends to cash in on – while still asking donors for more money – has some questioning her motivation for accusing the conservative judge after 35 years of silence, and whether it goes beyond personal or even political justice. Others worry the largesse sets a dangerous precedent: Crowdfunding, which unlike political donations is unregulated, could be routinely used in the future as a bounty for providing political dirt on opponents.

Two GoFundMe accounts have raised nearly $850,000 for Ford. Even now, the money trickles in. That amount doesn't include a third account that's collected $120,000 for an academic endowment in her name.
 Source: AAN
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