Monica McLean is a life-long friend of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and co-worker with Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, and Bruce Ohr in the United States Justice Department. McLean signed a letter in support of Blasey Ford during the Kavanaugh smear campaign. An ex-boyfriend of Blasey Ford testified that he witnessed Blasey Ford coaching McLean on how to prepare for a lie-detector, an area in which Blasey Ford has contributed to research reports. Blasey Ford testified to the Committee that she had never discussed preparation for a polygraph exam with anyone, ever, other than her own lawyer.
McLean tampered with a witness during the FBI investigation into allegations of sexual assault against Judge Kavanaugh, attempting to get a key witness to change her story in support of Blasey Ford's credibility. McLesn was represented by former DOJ-National Security Division lawyer David Laufman.
- Pollak, Joel B. (October 5, 2018). Report: Christine Blasey Ford Ally Monica McLean Pressured Leland Keyser to Change Denial of Brett Kavanaugh Assault. Breitbart News. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
- Andrews, Natalie; Ballhaus, Rebecca; Gurman, Sadie (October 5, 2018). Friend of Dr. Ford Felt Pressure to Revisit Statement. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
- Laufmen and Peter Strzok interviewed Hillary Clinton in the Clinton email scandal on July 2, 2016.
Laufman also negotiated an immunity deal with Julian Assange. Adam Waldman arranged the negotiations through Bruce Ohr. The immunity deal was quashed by James Comey. The deal would have allowed Assange to come to Washington and testify before Congress in the Spring of 2017, destroy the DNC/Russia hacking narrative, and reopen the Seth Rich case.