Kavanaugh ally did online searches for Christine Blasey Ford before she was revealed as accuser: report
SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh (left) and his friend, conservative lobbyist Ed Whalen (right). Images via screengrab.

A conservative lobbyist friend of Brett Kavanaugh's searched for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on LinkedIn before she was outed as the person who accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault.


The Washington Post reported that on Sunday, Ford forwarded an email to an associate showing that Ethics and Public Policy Center president Ed Whalen had been looking at her LinkedIn profile.

According to the report, Ford sent the email about 90 minutes after the Post shared her name with the White House — but before the newspaper posted a story revealing her name on Monday.

In a statement, the White House claimed that neither Kavanaugh nor anyone within the administration shared the accuser's name with Whelan.

The EPPC president and Kavanaugh ally came under fire earlier in the week after he posted a conspiracy theory on Twitter claiming Ford mixed up the nominee with another classmate.