Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who recently accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party more than thirty years ago, can’t seem to keep her story straight. She doesn’t recall when, where, or who was involved in the incident she states happened 36 years ago. She named multiple witnesses, none of whom backed up her story.
One of the witnesses Blasey Ford mentioned in regards to the alleged incident was a lifelong friend of hers, Leland Keyser. Keyser didn’t even back up her story, however. On September 22, she wrote an email to the Senate Judiciary Committee stating that she had no recollection of the incident Blasey Ford mentioned. She also stated that she had never met Brett Kavanaugh.
On Tuesday, the Washington Times reported that the FBI had opened a limited investigation into the Supreme Court nominee and had interviewed Keyser in the process. The Times wrote that Keyser did not back up Ford’s claims.
Before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing last Thursday, Keyser had given a sworn statement to the Committee in which she disputed the fact that her lifelong friend named her as a witness.
“Simply put, Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford,” Keyser’s lawyer, Howard J. Walsh III, stated in the email written to the committee.
Conservative Tribune writes that the Times spoke to Walsh, who stated that the FBI had interviewed Keyser over the weekend. She told the FBI the same thing she told the Senate Judiciary Committee. She had never met Kavanaugh and did not recall the party in mention.
“Ms. Keyser asked that I communicate to the Committee her willingness to cooperate fully with the FBI’s supplemental investigation of Dr. Christine Ford’s allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh,” Walsh wrote on Saturday in a letter to the Committee.
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“However, as my client has already made clear, she does not know Judge Kavanaugh and has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford,” he continued, simply restating what Keyser had said in numerous sworn statements.
Ford’s own best friend from childhood didn’t back up her claims. Her credibility dangles in a dangerous place.
Conservative Tribune writes:
… Mark Judge, a friend of Kavanaugh’s who was marginally implicated in Ford’s allegations, as well as a man named Patrick “PJ” Smyth, who denied ever attending any such party as described by Ford.
As of now, everyone that Ford has named as being witnesses of, or having knowledge pertaining to, the alleged attempted rape she supposedly suffered at the hands of a drunken Kavanaugh have been not recollected or flatly denied.
Ford seemingly dismissed Keyser’s inability to recall the incident during Thursday’s hearing by suggesting that her friend was suffering from health issues and was too focused on helping herself to help Ford out.
“Leland has significant health challenges, and I’m happy that she’s focusing on herself and getting the health treatment that she needs, and she let me know that she needed her lawyer to take care of this for her, and she texted me right afterward with an apology and good wishes, and et cetera,” Ford stated. “So I’m glad that she’s taking care of herself. I don’t expect that PJ and Leland would remember this evening. It was a very unremarkable party. It was not one of their more notorious parties, because nothing remarkable happened to them that evening. They were downstairs.”
As a part of their investigation, the FBI has interviewed numerous individuals who were named by accusers of Kavanaugh. They have found nothing of substance to use as evidence against the nominee.
Imagine my shock.