Hours before Republicans named Rachel Mitchell as the outside lawyer to question Ford and Kavanaugh, Maxwell told Matthews that she finds it interesting that “we haven't mentioned the name of this sex crimes prosecutor because Republicans are withholding her name to protect her safety” who will be brought “in to basically shill on their behalf and not thinking about Dr. Ford and what's appropriate for her.”
Seemingly divorced from the reality that Ford, Kavanaugh, and Kavanaugh’s family have received death threats, Matthews replied by questioning the notion that this lawyer would be targeted.
“Are you sure that's for real or that's for shows? That sounds like theater to me,” Matthews surmised.
Without evidence, he added that “I wonder whether they're not playing a game of theater” to which Maxwell thanked him for calling out and “giving them way too much benefit of the doubt” ahead of the “complete and total sham hearing here on Thursday.”
She also played up the credibility of the allegations leveled by Michael Avenatti, which is a bad sign when it comes to whom Maxwell thinks is worth trusting.
Later, Maxwell claimed that Kavanaugh had been lying about his romantic relationships in light of a New York Times hit job concerning his high school yearbook (which has some serious problems) and that it’s “very problematic” since “we're talking about potential crimes.”