Yet another suspected witness supposedly present when Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted Dr. Christine Blasey Ford says there was no such party and no such incident.
Patrick J. Smyth, who attended high school with Kavanaugh in the early 1980s, issued a letter through his lawyer stating flatly that he doesn’t remember such a party and never saw Kavanaugh misbehave around or toward women, CNN reported early Wednesday morning. Smyth’s letter comes on the heels of a statement from Mark Judge — who was allegedly in the room with Kavanaugh and Ford at the time — that also denied such a party ever occurred. (RELATED: Kavanaugh’s High School Friend Declines To Testify)
“I understand that I have been identified by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford as the person she remembers as ‘PJ’ who supposedly was present at the party she described in her statements to the Washington Post,” Smyth says in the statement, CNN reported. “I am issuing this statement today to make it clear to all involved that I have no knowledge of the party in question; nor do I have any knowledge of the allegations of improper conduct she has leveled against Brett Kavanaugh.”
The letter continued, “Personally speaking, I have known Brett Kavanaugh since high school and I know him to be a person of great integrity, a great friend, and I have never witnessed any improper conduct by Brett Kavanaugh toward women. To safeguard my own privacy and anonymity, I respectfully request that the committee accept this statement in response to any inquiry the committee may have.”
So far three of the four individuals who allegedly attended the party, Kavanaugh included, have denied it ever happened.
Despite Smyth’s claim, though, Ford has not publicly referenced him by name, per CNN. (RELATED: Kavanaugh Classmate Named In #MeToo Letter Denies Assault Allegations)
With the two alleged witnesses declining the invitation to testify, and Dr. Ford asking for an FBI investigation before testifying next Monday, it’s unclear exactly how Kavanaugh’s nomination will proceed. (RELATED: Kavanaugh Accuser’s Lawyer Calls For Investigations Before Senate Hearing)
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