Christine Blasey Ford, the original Brett Kavanaugh accuser, is set to make $1 million.
RealClear Investigations has the details:
During the crucible of Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearings, Democrats repeatedly asserted that Christine Blasey Ford had “nothing to gain” by coming forward with her explosive accusation of attempted rape against the Supreme Court nominee.
“You had absolutely nothing to gain by bringing these facts to the Senate Judiciary Committee,” Sen. Dick Durbin said during her testimony last month. This sentiment was echoed by other Democrats, who presented it as evidence that Ford was telling the truth. “I want to thank you,” added California Sen. Kamala Harris, “because you clearly have nothing to gain for what you have done.”
In fact, 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.
Two GoFundMe’s have amassed over $842,000.
A third is at $120,000.
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.
Ford noted: “The costs for security, housing, transportation and other related expenses are much higher than we anticipated and they do not show signs of letting up.”
“Funds received via this account will be used to help us pay for these mounting expenses.”
A spokeswoman for GoFundMe said Ford can withdraw as much cash as she wants…whenever she wants…for any reason.
Over 21,000 people have donated to Ford’s GoFundMe.
Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh dropped $10,000.
Ford and her husband currently live in a $3.3 million home in Palo Alto, California.
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