[Ed. – That fits with the information uncovered already about the centrality of Feinstein and her connections to the whole anti-Kavanaugh drama. (See here.) Lawyer Debra Katz has a history as a left-wing activist and fundraiser for Hillary Clinton.]
Rachel Mitchell, the Phoenix, Arizona, special victims division chief enlisted as outside counsel to take Ford’s testimony … pressed Ford to answer if anyone other than friends and family helped her choose a lawyer.
“Um, I think that the staff of Diane Feinstein’s office suggested the possibility of some attorneys,” Ford replied, without saying what effect that advice may have had. …
Mitchell asked … “Which of your two lawyers did Senator Feinstein’s office recommend?”
“The Katz firm,” Ford responded, indicating her initial lead attorney, Democratic donor and activist Deborah Katz, was selected with assistance from the Judiciary Committee’s ranking Democrat.