Christine Blasey Ford accused Brett Kavanaugh, a Supreme Court nominee, of sexual misconduct. Allegedly, Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and attempted to remove her clothing. Needless to say, Ford’s accusation postponed Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote until the FBI looks into her claims. In the meantime, Ford listed a few witnesses that were allegedly at the party when the incident happened and unfortunately for her, none of those witnesses confirmed her claims as they cannot remember attending such a party.
One of those witnesses is Leland Keyser who happens to be Ford’s close friend. Keyser’s attorney has recently issued a statement, that again indicates she has no recollection of the event whatsoever and that she doesn’t even remember Kavanaugh. Thus, the only evidence Ford provided so was is her testimony before the Senate on Thursday.
On Saturday, Keyser’s attorney, Howard Walsh, said that his client cannot provide any essential information as she has no knowledge of the event taking place.
“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,” said Walsh.
“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 allegation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh,” said Wash in a letter sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“As my client as 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.
This, however, does not mean that Keyser doesn’t believe Ford.
“Notably Mr. Keyser does not refute Dr. Ford’s account, and she has already told the press that she believes Dr. Ford’s account. Her belief in her friend didn’t keep Keyser from conveying that “the simple and unchangeable truth is that she is unable to corroborate it because she has no recollection of the incident in question,” added Walsh.
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) September 29, 2018
Kayser’s statement was issued as a response to the decision made by the Senate that the FBI is to investigate further into the allegations made against Kavanaugh. President Trump was also among those who approved of this decision, although, he set some ground rules.
“I’ve ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation to update Judge Kavanaugh’s file. As the Senate has requested, this update must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week,” said Trump in a statement.
Statement from President @realDonaldTrump:
“I’ve ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation to update Judge Kavanaugh’s file. As the Senate has requested, this update must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week.”
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 28, 2018
Despite the fact that Democrats and Republicans finally found common ground on the matters, it appears that some Republicans still think Democrats took things to another levels as in their opinion, this is more than just an attempt to delay Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote.
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, called this entire process an orchestrated “charade” and called out his colleges on victimizing both Kavanaugh and Ford.