To paraphrase Bill Clinton, it depends on what your definition of “witnesses” is:
Another person claimed by Christine Blasey Ford to have attended a gathering decades ago during which, Ford claims, she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has denied any recollection of having attended the party.
In an email to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Saturday, Leland Ingham Keyser, a former classmate of Ford’s at the Holton-Arms all-girls school in Maryland, said she doesn’t know Kavanaugh or remember being at the party with him.
“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,” lawyer Howard J. Walsh III of Bethesda, Md., conveyed in an email to the committee that was obtained by Fox News.
Keyser’s denial brings to four the number of witnesses, including Kavanaugh, who’ve all said they have no memory of the party or the incident.
Other denials were issued earlier this week by Mark Judge and Patrick “PJ” Smith.
That’s a full “crash & burn” for the accuser’s side.
All five witnesses Dr. Ford places at scene have weighed in, now all but Ford say the incident didn’t happen. The four she names besides herself contradict her. Last witness, Leland Keyser, says she doesn’t know #Kavanaughhttps://t.co/A0rprHEXgv #TeaParty #IStandWithBrett
— Jenny Beth Martin (@jennybethm) September 23, 2018
So far the witnesses named by Kavanaugh’s accuser’s lawyer have been like those two airmen in “A Few Good Men” who were brought in for bluff purposes and would have testified that they didn’t witness anything.
But Ford’s lawyer had that covered in the most ridiculous way possible:
“It’s not surprising that Ms. Keyser has no recollection of the evening as they did not discuss it,” Katz said. “It’s also unremarkable that Ms. Keyser does not remember attending a specific gathering 30 years ago at which nothing of consequence happened to her. Dr. Ford of course will never forget this gathering because of what happened to her there.”
Ha! I’m sure Ford’s alleged “best friend” really appreciates the attorney responded to her claim that she didn’t witness anything by basically saying “well of course YOU don’t remember anything because nobody tried to rape YOU that night!”
So what happened to her was so awful that she never told anybody but people she knew are supposed to be considered witnesses because they would have known if Ford would have told them? I’m confused.
The Republicans need to bring this three-ring circus to a close and just hold the vote. Ford, her attorney, and the Senate Democrats obviously have no intention of testifying and will drag this out until next year if the GOP allows it.