[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?”
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“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.