Senate Judiciary Report on Allegations at the Kavanaugh Nomination Hearings

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The Senate Judiciary Committee spent the last month quietly interviewing fourteen different people about the allegations of sexual misconduct made against (then) Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. On November 2 the Committee released a summary of its investigation: 28 pages of text and 386 pages of exhibits. The Committee concluded:

“After an extensive investigation that included the thorough review of all potentially credible evidence submitted and interviews of more than 40 individuals with information relating to the allegations, including classmates and friends of all those involved, Committee investigators found no witness who could provide any verifiable evidence to support any of the allegations brought against Justice Kavanaugh…following thorough and extensive investigations by both the Committee and the FBI, there was no evidence to substantiate any of the claims of sexual assault made against Justice Kavanaugh.”
I will now produce excerpts from the report, which has every appearance of being a good faith, non-partisan, fact-finding investigation. For example:

“In addition to conducting the hearing, the Committee contacted seventeen individuals with information relevant to Dr. Ford’s allegations. Investigators began with the three individuals Dr. Ford identified as attending the 1982 gathering: Mark Judge, Patrick J. (P.J.) Smyth, and Leland Keyser. On September 18, P.J. Smyth and Mark Judge submitted statements denying that they attended any such gathering. Mr. Judge also attested that he has no memory of the alleged incident and never saw Justice Kavanaugh act in the manner Dr. Ford alleged.

“On September 22, Leland Keyser, a close friend of Dr. Ford, submitted a statement saying that she did not know Justice Kavanaugh and had no memory of the alleged gathering. In a September 28 e-mail to Committee staff, Ms. Keyser’s attorney reiterated that Ms. Keyser does not know Justice Kavanaugh, has no recollection of being at a gathering with him, and cannot corroborate Dr. Ford’s account because she “has no recollection of the incident in question.” Other individuals contacted by Committee investigators included [REDACTED] and [REDACTED], two men who separately and independently had contacted the Committee claiming that they believed they had an encounter with Dr. Ford around the time of the alleged incident.

“Although each individual described details that in some respects seemed to fit Dr. Ford’s allegations against Justice Kavanaugh, both men described consensual encounters. The Committee also contacted fourteen former classmates of Justice Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford. None of them had any knowledge of the conduct alleged against Justice Kavanaugh by Dr. Ford or of the gathering at which she claimed to have been assaulted. The Committee also reviewed a letter submitted by 65 women who have known Justice Kavanaugh since high school stating that he has a reputation for treating women with decency and respect.

“Justice Kavanaugh’s high-school and college drinking habits also received significant attention during the hearing. As a result, several individuals who knew Justice Kavanaugh in high school and college contacted the Committee and the media to say they had never seen Justice Kavanaugh black out or lose control when drinking. These included Michael Fegan, Chris Dudley, Donald Urgo, and [REDACTED]. The Committee also interviewed other classmates at Yale who stated that Justice Kavanaugh drank heavily. However, none of them could independently confirm any alleged sexual misconduct committed by Justice Kavanaugh.

Dr. Ford gave names of three witnesses to the alleged sexual assault made upon her by Kavanaugh. Each of the three ‘witnesses’ either denied knowledge of the assault or directly contradicted Dr. Ford’s claims. Dr. Ford’s family was contacted by the committee for their reactions and comments. Interestingly, even Dr. Ford’s family declined to support her or even be interviewed by Committee investigators.

The committee also examined 14 former classmates of Kavanaugh and Ford. The result? “None of them had any knowledge of the conduct alleged against Justice Kavanaugh by Dr. Ford or of the gathering at which she claimed to have been assaulted,” the committee states.

The committee went on to observe that a “large portion of individuals providing testimony in support of Justice Kavanaugh asked that their names be redacted out of fear that their statements might result in personal or professional retribution or personal physical harm – or even risk the safety and well-being of their families and friends.” The committee responded by redacting their names from their testimony. For example:

  • [REDACTED] (Oct. 2): [REDACTED] stated that he dated Dr. Ford for six years. He said that she never mentioned being the victim of sexual assault or misconduct. He also stated that Dr. Ford did not mention any fear of close quarters or flying, and that the two traveled together, including on a small propeller plane. [REDACTED] also said that he witnessed Dr. Ford, drawing from her background in psychology, help prepare her roommate, Ms. Monica McLean, for a potential polygraph examination when Ms. McLean was interviewing for jobs with the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He stated that Dr. Ford helped Ms. McLean become familiar and less nervous about the exam.
  • Donald Urgo (Sept. 26, Sept. 27): Urgo, a lifelong friend of Justice Kavanaugh’s, said that he does not recall ever meeting Dr. Ford at a high school party. He said that the allegations against Justice Kavanaugh are completely contradictory to his character; he never saw him engage in any sexual misconduct of any kind nor did he hear of any allegations until the news stories. He also never saw Justice Kavanaugh pass out or black out.
  • [REDACTED] (Oct. 4): [REDACTED] He described Justice Kavanaugh as being “great, hardworking—a leader” and said that he is not the type of person who would commit the acts that Dr. Ford alleged. He said he has no specific recollection of Justice Kavanuagh and Dr. Ford socializing together.
  • [REDACTED] (Sept. 26): [REDACTED] He knew Justice Kavanaugh but has not kept in touch with him since high school. [REDACTED] said that he and others pushed “the envelope on captions and yearbook entries with the objective of seeing what we could get by the Jesuits.” He described Justice Kavanaugh as being quiet, very nice and someone with a good reputation who was known for being involved in sports.
  • [REDACTED] (Sept. 24, Sept. 25): [REDACTED] stated that after graduating from high school in Hampton, Virginia in 1982, he made several trips to D.C. that summer. During one of the trips, he attended a house party where he kissed and made out with a woman he met who he believes could have been Dr. Ford. [REDACTED] 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.
  • [REDACTED] (Sept. 26): [REDACTED] stated that when he was a 19 year-old college student, he visited D.C. over spring break and kissed a girl he believes was Dr. Ford. 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. [REDACTED] said that the woman initiated the kissing and that he did not force himself on her.
  • [REDACTED] (Sept. 25): [REDACTED] said that she attended UNC with Dr. Ford who along with her friend [REDACTED], used to purchase drugs from and regularly attended parties with members of his fraternity. [REDACTED] said that she was present at apartment one night in April 1987 when Dr. Ford and [REDACTED] arrived to consume drugs. [REDACTED] said that the Dr. Ford she knew had an active and robust social life in college.
  • [REDACTED] (Sept. 25): [REDACTED] said that [REDACTED], knows Justice Kavanaugh because she previously dated [REDACTED], one of Justice Kavanaugh’s best friends. [REDACTED] said that would not have associated with Justice Kavanaugh if there was any indication of inappropriate behavior on his part.
  • [REDACTED] (Sept. 25): [REDACTED] said that she knew Justice Kavanaugh during his college years. said she had been in every kind of situation and party with Justice Kavanaugh and his friends during that time, and that she could never see him doing something like what Dr. Ford alleged. She described Justice Kavanaugh as “a fair, honest, good man.” She said, “To even have his name in the same sentence [relating to the allegations] is just beyond my comprehension.”
  • [REDACTED] (Oct. 3): [REDACTED] graduated from Georgetown Prep with Justice Kavanaugh in 1983 and has remained close friends with him since they met in 1979. [REDACTED] confirmed that Devil’s Triangle was a drinking game he and his friends came up with in high school.
  • Jim McCarthy (Oct. 4): During the nomination process, McCarthy acted as a representative for a group of Georgetown Prep graduates including Donald Urgo. He said that many of the men in the group take exception to the way their yearbook entries have been distorted in the press.
  • Matt Wolf (Oct. 4): Wolf works for Arnold & Porter, the law firm that represents the Columbia Country Club. Wolf said the club has no records of daily activities for the 1980s or early 1990s. Wolf confirmed that the Blasey family were members of the club in the early 1980s.
  • William Rand (Oct. 4, Oct. 5): Rand went to the University of North Carolina with Dr. Ford from 1984 to 1986. In his interview, he attested that Dr. Ford had a very robust and active social life which contradicts Dr. Ford’s narrative that she had a difficult time making friends due to the alleged sexual assault. He also stated that Dr. Ford did not seem to be afraid to be in rooms or apartments with only one entrance, which contradicts her claim to the Committee that she had to build a second front door to her house due to the trauma of the alleged assault.
  • [REDACTED] (Sept. 28): [REDACTED] works for an investment firm [REDACTED] and said that one of their clients who is a close family friend ([REDACTED]) has a photograph of Dr. Ford with George Soros that was taken several years ago. She said she would forward the photo to the Committee but it was never received. [NOTE: Reports of the existence of this photo surfaced in the media and have been proven not to be accurate.]
  • [REDACTED] (Oct. 5): [REDACTED] confirmed that the Safeway located in Potomac, Maryland (where Dr. Ford claims to have run into Mark Judge several weeks after the alleged sexual assault) was constructed with two separate entrances/exits.
  • [REDACTED] (Oct. 3, Oct. 5): [REDACTED] said that her family is familiar with the Blasey family as both were members of the Columbia Country Club. [REDACTED] She told the Committee she was in contact with several individuals who knew Dr. Ford from high school and who have information regarding her drinking and partying, but none are willing to come forward and identify themselves. [REDACTED] said, “I wish I could say all of the things I know, but I don’t want to put myself out there.”
 

There were two testimonies by men (names redacted) who believe Dr. Ford may have mistaken them for Kavanaugh:

  • [REDACTED] (Sept. 24, Sept. 25): [REDACTED] stated that after graduating from high school in Hampton, Virginia in 1982, he made several trips to D.C. that summer. During one of the trips, he attended a house party where he kissed and made out with a woman he met who he believes could have been Dr. Ford. [REDACTED] 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.
  • [REDACTED] (Sept. 26): [REDACTED] stated that when he was a 19 year-old college student, he visited D.C. over spring break and kissed a girl he believes was Dr. Ford. 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. [REDACTED] said that the woman initiated the kissing and that he did not force himself on her.

What more could the Committee do? It is clear they exercised due diligence in pursuing evidence and questioning people who even had the most tenuous of relationships to the parties involved. Well, there was one more thing the Committee could have done. Move against those who seemed to be making false accusations. The Committee referred to the Justice Department three names to follow up on with a criminal investigation regarding “potential violations of Senate rules, potential witness tampering, and potential false statements made to the Committee in violation of federal law.”

Who are the three? Julie Swetnick, Attorney Michael Avenatti, and Judy Munro-Leighton. Munro-Leighton has already admitted she made up the claims that Kavanaugh forcefully raped her. She now says she never even met Justice Kavanaugh. Munro-Leighton is reportedly a left-wing activist angered by the nomination of a supposedly conservative Justice to the Supreme Court. She is seventy years old, decades older than Kavanaugh.

As for Ms. Swetnick, she has alleged that Kavanaugh was a gang rapist. Proof? She went to ten parties where he participated in gang rape activities. Question: Why would a woman keep attending gang rape parties, and never report the illegal and immoral behaviors to the authorities? And how could the FBI have missed this little item in the six previous criminal background checks they ran on Kavanaugh? Testimony by others who know Swetnick cast serious doubt on her testimony – and her mental health.

Then there is Michael Avenatti, an attorney and Democratic activist who represented Stormy Daniels in her defamation suit against President Trump. He took so many shots at the President that some Democrats talked about Avenatti running for President in 2020. The bloom came off that rose pretty fast. Daniels/Avenatti lost their suit against Trump and were ordered to pay Trump’s legal fees. Then Avenatti lost another lawsuit brought against him by a former legal partner. A judge found that Avenatti stiffed his former partner and ordered him to pay the partner back over two million dollars.

But there is more. Just this week Avenatti was arrested for domestic abuse after his estranged wife, who reportedly had a “swollen and bruised” face along with red marks on each cheek, filed felony domestic assault charges against Mr. Avenatti. At this writing, the former heartthrob of the Democratic party is in jail.

It is this cast of clowns the mainstream media reports on with great sincerity and almost breathless excitement. Now that each clown has had their quota of mischief, they are discarded like old toys. Kavanaugh is on the Supreme Court, game over. On to the next fake news story.

You can’t make this stuff up. Just one more reason I left the left.

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