The Senate Judiciary Committee has interviewed two men this week who say that they, not Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, were involved in the sexual assault that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford alleged happened in the summer of 1982.
The news was included in a timeline released Wednesday evening by the committee, and it is unclear how seriously the committee is taking the claims. Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham called one of the men “crazy as a loon” when asked about the claims Thursday morning on “Fox & Friends.”
One of the men was interviewed twice and “described his recollection of their interaction in some detail,” the committee said in the timeline. He also submitted a “more in-depth written statement.”
The second man was interviewed by phone by committee staffers. “He explained his recollection of the encounter.”
The Senate Judiciary Committee just sent out a timeline describing how they responded to the allegations against #SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh. It appears to indicate they’ve been in touch with two men who believe they had the “encounter” with Christine Blasey Ford pic.twitter.com/4cHn4j1DXw
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) September 27, 2018
Neither has been publicly identified.
The timeline also says that Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris referred an anonymous rape claim to the staff.
Senate Judiciary Rs release a Kavanaugh investigative summary that includes:
-an anonymous claim of rape fwded by Harris’ office
-two intvus & a written statement from a man “who believes he, not” Kav, assaulted Ford in 1982
-phone intvu w/a 2nd man who believes same as above
— Elana Schor (@eschor) September 27, 2018
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