Democrats said that Christine Ford had nothing to gain by coming forward with a fake story. Well, if you think $700,000 is nothing, how about throwing a few nothings my way? We now know that prior to testifying, several GoFundMe pages were set up for Ford. Her lawyers say they were working pro bono, so that means she can pocket tax-free, every donation up to $13,000.
This is similar to what happened to women who falsely accused President Trump. One got her mortgage paid off and another one was offered a large sum of money but turned it down. She was probably afraid of perjury charges.
“I’m aware that there’s been several GoFundMe sites,” Blasey Ford told Rachel Mitchell, the Arizona prosecutor who was hired by the GOP majority to ask questions at the hearing. “I haven’t had a chance to figure out how to manage those because I’ve never had one.”
She made the statement after Mitchell asked her how she would pay for her polygraph test and other costs associated with her testimony against Kavanaugh.
GoFundMe has more than a dozen fundraisers on the site that mention Blasey Ford by name. The crowdfunding website allows anyone to launch a fundraiser. The top two campaigns alone have brought in a total of nearly $700,000.
As of Thursday night, here are the totals we are aware of:
- Help Christine Blasey Ford, $473,622 (donations are now closed)
- Cover Dr. Blasey’s security costs, $209,987 (donations are now closed)
- Honor Dr. Blasey as an Educator, nearly $12,000 in 22 hours, and donations are still rolling in.
- We Believe Women more than $50,000 to publish newspaper ads across the nation that support Blasey Ford. The campaign, which is still ongoing, has been up for eight days.
So… where’s all this money going to end up?