According to a report from The Washington Post on Monday, at least four people have been questioned by the FBI thus far as part of a probe into sexual misconduct accusations made by California professor Dr. Christine Blasey Ford against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Three of those four individuals interviewed are the “witnesses” Dr. Ford herself has named as being present at the “gathering” wherein the assault in question supposedly happened: Patrick J. Smyth (AKA P.J.), Leland Keyser, and Mark Judge. Every one of them, however, has denied being at this supposed “gathering” Ford has described.
As reported by the Post, an attorney for Smyth, Eric B. Bruce, said his client has cooperated with the FBI and, as he’s previously stated, does not recall any such “gathering” which Ford has described nor any assault by Kavanaugh.
“[Smyth] truthfully answered every question the FBI asked him and, consistent with the information he previously provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee, he indicated that he has no knowledge of the small party or gathering described by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, nor does he have any knowledge of the allegations of improper conduct she has leveled against Brett Kavanaugh,” reads a statement from Bruce issued Monday.
Keyser, a close friend of Ford’s who was reportedly questioned by the FBI, previously denied being at the “gathering,” too.
“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,” Howard Walsh, a man “who said he has been ‘engaged in the limited capacity’ of corresponding with the committee on behalf of Keyser,” told Politico.
Keyser reaffirmed her position on Saturday night:
Mark Judge, a high school friend of Kavanaugh’s, likewise has denied knowledge of the party — and the assault — ever happening.
Under penalty of felony, Judge rebutted accusations made by Ford in a signed letter released on Thursday. “I do not recall the events described by Dr. Ford in her testimony before the US Senate Judiciary Committee today. I never saw Brett act in the manner Dr. Ford describes,” he said.
“As I stated in my attorney, Barbara Van Gelder’s September 18, 2018, letter, I did not ask to be involved in this matter nor did anyone ask me to be involved,” added Judge. “We have told the Committee that I do not want to comment about these events publicly. As a recovering alcoholic and a cancer survivor, I have struggled with depression and anxiety. As a result, I avoid public speaking.”
According to a report from The Washington Times on Tuesday afternoon, a lawyer representing Judge says his client has completed his interview with the FBI.
The fourth person allegedly interviewed by the FBI was Deborah Ramirez, a woman who claims Kavanaugh exposed his penis to her at a college party.