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Son Of ‘Witness’ Who Denied Blasey Ford’s Kavanaugh Assault Claim Speaks Out



As highlighted by The Daily Wire on Monday, Leland Ingham Keyser, the close friend of Brett Kavanaugh-accuser Christine Blasey Ford named as a witness to the now-Supreme Court justice’s alleged attempted rape decades ago, not only denied being at such a gathering described by the accuser — she also did not believe Blasey Ford was the victim, according to reporting from The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway.

“Buried at the end of their new book ‘The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation,’ reporters Robin Pogebrin and Kate Kelly quietly admit that Christine Blasey Ford’s lifelong friend Leland Keyser did not believe her friend’s tale of a sexual assault at a party they both supposedly attended,” Hemingway reported (emphasis added).

Moreover, according to Alex Beckel, the son of Mrs. Keyser and her ex-husband, former Fox News personality and ardent Democrat Bob Beckel, Keyser was pressured by Blasey Ford allies to lie during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings about the incident.

“Nearly a year after Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, most have moved on. But for one of the key players in that fight, Leland Keyser, the struggle continues,” a GoFundMe account set up for Mrs. Keyser by her son reads.

“Despite her lifelong friendship with Christine Blasey Ford and her opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, Keyser resisted immense personal pressure and courageously came forward with the truth, putting everything in her life at risk,” the GoFundMe post continues. “As a result, she faces great personal hardship. The harsh glare of the public eye has taken a tremendous physical, emotional, and financial toll on her.”

“Leland stood up and did what was right when she had everything to lose and nothing to gain,” the post added.

The account added a quote from Hemingway and Carrie Severino’s book “Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court”:

“The person with the most to lose and the least to gain for telling the truth about Kavanaugh may have been Leland Ingham Keyser, who put her commitment to the truth above her political preferences and even friendships.”

Beckel’s GoFundMe page for his mother, as well as support for the book “Justice on Trial,” reinforce reporting about the pressures put on Mrs. Keyser to lie in favor of Ford.

As noted by Hemingway, “A group text was formed in which friends such as Cheryl Amitay and Lulu Gonella discussed how to get [Keyser] to say something more helpful” to Ford’s case, adding, “An unnamed man on the text suggested that they defame her as an addict. Keyser has been in recovery for some time, as her friends know and as has previously been reported.”

“Leland is a major stumbling block,” Amitay reportedly said, “[w]hile asserting she didn’t want her to make anything up out of whole cloth, she offered ideas for things that could sound supportive of Ford’s story, such as that she’d been in similar situations with Blasey Ford that summer.”

“I was told behind the scenes that certain things could be spread about me if I didn’t comply,” Keyser told New York Times reporters.

As noted by The Daily Wire’s Joseph Curl, Hemingway’s reporting runs counter to a Washington Post report from last September:

“[T]hrough her attorneys, Keyser said at the time that she did not know Kavanaugh and had no memory of the party nor any attempted sexual assault, shattering Ford’s claim. The Washington Post, though, wrote in September 2018 that ‘she believes Ford’s assertions.'”

Last year, Blasey Ford sent a letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) claiming Kavanaugh attempted to rape her at a Maryland house party in the early 1980s, though the accuser was unable to specify exactly where or when the alleged incident took place. The dubious claim was found to be uncorroborated, the alleged witnesses she named denied any knowledge of the party, and the Senate Judiciary Committee ultimately found that there was “no evidence to substantiate any of the claims.”

“In neither the committee’s investigation nor in the supplemental background investigation conducted by the FBI was there ANY evidence to substantiate or corroborate any of the allegations,” the Committee wrote.

A version of this story appears on the Daily Wire website.

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  • Richard says:

    A travesty of justice, just one of many contrived by the Democrats in recent years. Shameful. Independents for Trump!

    • Eleanor says:

      To be repeated. A diversion from what? FISA being released? Epstein’s customers names being released? More on Clinton’s emails? Mueller’s lies? The murder of Seth Rich and others? Hmmmm?

  • Reggie says:

    It’s sad when your friends and family don’t believe you. Wonder why.

    • Eleanor says:

      Another diversion???

      • CrustyOldGeezer says:

        Anything to keep your mind off the MILLIONS of illegal aliens that are going to VOTE in the NEXT ELECTION!

        I hope ICE can have enough Agents to cover every polling place, every hour they are open.

        Haul away busloads of illegals in the buses that brought the illegals to the polls…

        • Bluewren says:

          This is paramount to make sure those absolutely corrupt Democrats don’t get a chance to cheat there way into the Whitehouse again. Mark my words they will do anything lie cheat assassinate the character of guiltless people. They are the pits.

  • Eleanor says:

    When all the truth comes out, how much would you like to bet you’ll find that
    Feinstein’s fingerprints are all over these FALSE ALLEGATIONS?

  • Tommhan says:

    Democrats are shameless, they believe lying is perfectly fine to do to accomplish their goals.

  • Diane says:

    Wow. I was not aware that the person they picked to corroborate this false narrative was the ex-wife of long term Dem operative Bob Beckel. Props to her for resisting the threats and sticking to the truth.

  • Gary says:

    Elaborate Democratic Set-up.Totally fabricated Lies.No Evidence.The Party who set it all up and made Fun of the Law should be held responsible.Fines should be paid to the Judge and the Taxpayers.Thei Party should be disolved.Never has the System so much abused.

  • Radone says:

    I would like to know who they are, they pressured her to lie who is they let’s hold them accountable speak out their names.

  • Mike says:

    That dirty old man, Bob Beckel, was married to that woman?!? This is beyond believable!!

  • Don says:

    The Democrat party has ended up as a huge pile of steaming dung. I hope to see it totally destroyed before I kick the bucket. Shameless, no moral standards and just downright evil.

  • CrustyOldGeezer says:

    I still want to know why EVERY MEMBER of the Senate Judiciary committee is NOT IN MILITARY CUSTODY for their TREASONOUS attempts to OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES!

    They should have already been tried for Treason by Military Tribunals under the Geneva Conventions under SPIES, SABOTEURS AND TERRORISTS.

    They forfeited their Citizenships when they joined the COUP ATTEMPT!

    • Disgusted says:

      I agree. In fact we were talking about the current investigation where Lewindowski is being interrogated. He has the perfect opportunity to say ” While all of you are still trying to nail our President, you should be investigating who and how many of YOU here in this place were part of the COUP against the President. And how far up the line it went? When did OBAMA know and how much did he know, oh and how about Hillary?
      Everyone of you Democrats are guilty, as well as a few Republicans.

    • Bluewren says:

      So very true bring it on post-haste that I would like to see beginning with the lying Schiff then Feinstein. Then all the lying witnesses in between and others in parliament including some republicans.WHAT is going on here there are so many more you surely do not think for a moment any one of them cannot be replaced? Career politicians are thick upon the ground.

  • neo says:

    To most liberals the end justifies the means…regardless of whose reputation/life they ruin

  • Dragonfly43 says:

    I was assaulted at age 15 and can remember every detail, who, what, where, etc. Blasey Ford was lying through her teeth!

  • Madeleine says:

    These democrats are very evil. They have no shame in lying and smearing other people. Only God fearing people worry about telling the truth!

  • RWF