The Senate Judiciary Committee released a report this past Saturday which also included the statement of a man who claims to have had a consensual sexual encounter with Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford during the 1980s.
Details of the man’s account seemed shockingly similar to details of the allegation Blasey Ford made against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
There was no credible evidence found in the report of any sexual misconduct committed by Kavanaugh.
Western Journal reports, “During his public testimony regarding allegations made by Ford in late September, Kavanaugh emphatically denied he had ever sexually assaulted her and insisted she must be mistaking him for another man.”
Brett Kavanaugh: "I'm not questioning that Dr. Ford may have been sexually assaulted by some person in someplace at some time, but I have never done this to her or to anyone. That's not who I am. It is not who I was. I am innocent of this charge." https://t.co/Dzu2JyOIWV pic.twitter.com/1CgfFCWCwf
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) September 27, 2018
The report states that a man (whose name was redacted from the report) was interviewed by committee investigators just a day prior to Blasey Ford’s testimony. The man stated that when he was 19 years old and still in college, he had paid a visit to Washington, D.C. for spring break. He explained that he had kissed a girl whom he claimed to be Ford.
The reports states, “He said that the kiss happened in the bedroom of a house which was about a 15-to-20 minute walk from the Van Ness Metro, that Dr. Ford was wearing a swimsuit under her clothing, and that the kissing ended when a friend jumped on them as a joke. (The man) said that the woman initiated the kissing and that he did not force himself on her.”
Western Journal writes:
First, the man said the encounter took place in a bedroom of a house near the Van Ness Metro station, which is at the border of Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, where Ford said the alleged incident with Kavanaugh happened.
The man also said Ford was wearing a bathing suit under her clothing, and their kissing ended when a second man jumped on the bed.
Committee investigators spoke with a second man, who said that he attended a house party in the summer of 1982, where he “kissed and made out with a woman he met who he believes could have been Dr. Ford. (The man) said that based on old photographs of Justice Kavanaugh he has seen on the news, he believes the two of them share a similar appearance.”
Allegations made by another woman, Deborah Ramirez, were also looked into by investigators. Ramirez claimed to the New Yorker that Kavanaugh had exposed himself to her while the two were attending a college party at Yale together. She claimed that he “thrust his penis in her face and caused her to touch it.”
“Almost immediately after its publication, the New York Times posted a story that said its staff had interviewed several dozen people but could find no one to corroborate Ramirez’s account or anyone with firsthand knowledge of the alleged event,” the committee report reads. “The Times also reported that Ramirez, in an effort to refresh her recollection, ‘contacted former Yale classmates asking if they recalled the episode and told some of them that she could not be certain Mr. Kavanaugh was the one who exposed himself.’”
Kavanaugh said of Ramirez’s claim, “That did not happen.”
The committee attempted to contact Ramirez for a follow-up, but her attorneys refused seven separate requests for more information. Ramirez also declined to give the committee a written statement.
While Ramirez would not cooperate with the committee, multiple former college classmates of Kavanaugh’s were interviewed in order to substantiate her allegations.
One former classmate, whose name has also been redacted, remembered the story differently, claiming that a different male classmate, who had been a member of the same fraternity that Kavanaugh had been a part of, had a reputation during the 1980s for exposing himself to young women. The witness claimed that he had personally witnessed the man expose himself to women during a party. He also stated that if Brett Kavanaugh had “engaged in similar lewd behavior, it would have been widely known on campus.”
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley explained that his committee “left no stone unturned in our pursuit of the facts” regarding allegations against Kavanaugh.
He stated, “In the end, there was no credible evidence to support the allegations against the nominee.”
Recently, Grassley has referred at least three people that we know of to the DOJ regarding apparently false statements that they had given to the committee involving Kavanaugh.
Toward the end of October, Grassley called for the Justice Department to launch a criminal investigation into creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti and his client Julie Swetnick after they were accused of “potential conspiracy to provide materially false statements to Congress.”
Swetnick had stated that Kavanaugh had been at parties that gang rapes had been committed at, and she claimed that he had taken part in spiking punch in order to drug the women.
Western Journal writes:
But in an October 1 interview with NBC News, “Swetnick specifically and explicitly back-tracked or contradicted key parts of her sworn statement on these and other allegations,” the Judiciary Committee noted in a news release.
Additionally, on Friday, Grassley referred Judy Munro-Leighton for investigation into potential violations of providing materially false statements and obstruction of the committee’s work regarding Kavanaugh.
Munro-Leighton claimed in an email to the committee three days before his confirmation vote that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted and raped her.
Committee investigators then looked into Munro-Leighton’s background and learned she is a “left-wing activist,” who is decades older than Judge Kavanaugh and lived in “neither the Washington DC area nor California, but in Kentucky.”
Under questioning by the committee, Munro-Leighton admitted she “just wanted to get attention,” and her actions were a “tactic” and a “ploy” because she opposed Kavanaugh’s confirmation.