Yale Law dean calls for more investigation into allegations against Kavanaugh

Marsha Scott
October 2, 2018

Kavanaugh's high school friend, Mark Judge, who Ford says was in the room when a drunken Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her, said Friday that he will cooperate with any law enforcement agency that will "confidentially investigate" sexual misconduct allegations against him and Kavanaugh. She called on students to use their power in their future careers to change the system and call out the boys-will-be-boys attitude she's seen as being prevalent throughout the Kavanaugh hearings.

Two other key Republicans, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, said they backed the plan after they and other GOP senators met for an hour in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office in the Capitol. "His claims about the drinking age at the time also appear to be false".

"It is truth that is at stake, and I believe that the ability to speak the truth, even when it does not reflect well upon oneself, is a paramount quality we seek in our nation's most powerful judges", Ludington said, noting he plans to take his information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. And not a moment before that.

"I feel that she's coming across completely credible", one student said. "I can't imagine being Dr. Ford and seeing someone who sexually assaulted you screaming before the entire country". The point is, we can't know for sure whether Kavanaugh is telling the truth about not blacking out, as it is not something that can be easily witnessed - especially by other people who have been drinking.

"I'll tell you, Chris, I watched the whole hearing, and a number of my Yale colleagues and I were extremely disappointed in Brett Kavanaugh's characterization of himself and the way that he evaded his excessive drinking question" and "was lying to the Senate Judiciary Committee today", Lynn Brookes said.

Sean Hagan, who was a Georgetown Prep student at the time, told the Times that Kavanaugh and his teammates "were very disrespectful, at least verbally, with Renate", and said, "I can't express how disgusted I am with them, then and now".

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Mr Kavanaugh strongly denied the allegation in hours of evidence.

Kavanaugh wouldn't answer directly when he was asked Thursday if he would agree to an FBI investigation, but said he would do whatever the Judiciary Committee wanted. He'd do so, Flake said, if the vote was delayed a week so the FBI could investigate "credible allegations" against the nominee. "But right now there are too many unanswered question [s] to bring the confirmation of Kavanaugh" to "a vote of the Judiciary Committee as scheduled on Friday, much less to a vote of the full Senate".

"I learned about these yearbook pages only a few days ago", she said.

Flake, cornered, shifted between looking at them and looking down. Fishburne said, "The explanation of Devil's Triangle does not hold water for me".

"I would have stayed on the sidelines if he would have said: I drank in excess in high school, I drank in excess in college".

On Wall Street, traders were watching the hearings with one eye while they went about their business, said Ken Polcari, director of the NYSE floor division at O'Neil Securities in NY. Ford says he pinned her to a bed, groped her and tried to remove her clothes.

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