During a lunch break in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Christine Blasey Ford, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, approached Michael Bromwich, one of the attorneys representing Ford, and handed him an envelope which he placed in his right lapel pocket.
The exchange happened quickly and with a degree of discretion, but was captured on video and quickly made its way to social media, prompting a considerable buzz.
Here’s the video as posted to YouTube:
The exchange also managed to make its way to Twitter:
— ????TrumpsAmericaPhD???? (@irshroz) September 27, 2018
One person asked: “What was that?”
Sheila Jackson Lee what was that? pic.twitter.com/yWPyrelIs8
— wade (@wade222) September 27, 2018
Others wondered about it as well:
Sheila Jackson Lee can NEVER BE TRUSTED.
Sheila Jackson Lee
Can NEVER be TRUSTED.@JacksonLeeTX18
"Why is a Democrat member of Congress handing Ford’s Lawyer an envelope?" pic.twitter.com/0eZPhL0mkm
— Linda Marie Lovison (@lilo623) September 27, 2018
Again, WHAT was in the envelope that Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee passed to Christine Ford's lawyer during the hearing [11:27 am]?
— JannieAnon™⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ (@JannieAlexa) September 27, 2018
An article at the Post and E-Mail notes:
Bromwich represents fired FBI Deputy Dir. Andrew McCabe, allegations of dishonesty about whom are currently reportedly under review by a federal grand jury.
As of 12:40 PM EDT, when the lunch break began, Bromwich was by far the most vocal of the three attorneys accompanying Ford to the hearing, including objecting to Ford’s being asked a question which he believed violated attorney-client privilege.
On Sunday evening, Bromwich announced on Twitter that he was joining Ford’s current legal team of Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP and thereby resigning from his position at another law firm due to its members’ objections to his participating in the closely-watched case.
A post at the Conservative Treehouse asked:“The Payoff”?
Who knows… It could be any number of things, including suggested talking points or an invitation to a congressional event. Maybe Jackson Lee wants Ford to appear at a fundraiser. Regardless of what it may be, there’s no question that social media will be talking about it for some time…
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