August 25, 2001 |
David Brock, the formerly conservative writer turned scourge of the conservative movement, said Friday that a protege of Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) who has been nominated as a U.S. district judge gave him confidential FBI files nearly 10 years ago for his book on the Clarence Thomas .versus Anita Faye Hill controversy. Brock filed a sworn statement with the Senate Judiciary Committee late Friday. On Monday, the panel is scheduled to hold a confirmation hearing for Judge Terry L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1991
Call me guilty. If I had been a senator or staffer during the recent Thomas hearings I, too, would have leaked the Anita Hill info to the press . . . for moral reasons. True, I wasn't there. But I have been. I was once a bureaucrat in Washington, also once a reporter in Washington. And I would have leaked or sought the leak because, early on, the old men of the Judiciary Committee tried to sweep Anita Hill under the rug. But I would not--again, for moral reasons--have been a party to the official smear (Bush's word)