Another classmate of Judge Kavanaugh has submitted a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Patrick J Smyth denies attending a booze-fueled party that Christine Blasey Ford attended decades ago. Ford has accused Judge Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her 36 years ago when they were teenagers.
“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 towards women. To safeguard my own privacy and anonymity, I respectfully request that the Committee accept this statement in response to inquiry the Committee may have.”
Judge Kavanaugh has denied being at the party as has another classmate, Mark Judge, who also sent a letter to the Judiciary.
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON MARK JUDGE AND THE CORRECTION FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES:
Thank goodness for the people who are calling out the New York Times and other publications for fake news. Lately, it’s been the NYT that has had to correct items they’ve reported on about the Judge Kavanaugh confirmation process.
The latest misstep is a big one…
The Times reported that Judge Kavanaugh’s friend remembered him allegedly sexually assaulting a girl in high school. That’s not the case at all.
The New York Times issued a retraction later saying that Mark Judge does not remember the episode. Judge has also called it “absolutely nuts” in an interview with The Weekly Standard:
Mark Judge, who attended Maryland’s Georgetown Preparatory School with Kavanaugh in the 1980s, told The Weekly Standard on Friday that the assault allegations were “just absolutely nuts.”
“I never saw Brett act that way,” Judge said.
The NYT retraction corrected the major error but how many readers saw the first version and believed it? The retraction read like this… “An earlier version of this article misstated what Mark Judge told the Senate Judiciary Committee. He said that he does not remember the episode, not that he does.”
Mr. Judge released a statement (see below) to the Senate Judiciary Committee saying, “Brett Kavanaugh and I were friends in high school but I do not recall the party described in Ford’s letter. More to the point, I never saw Brett act in the manner Dr. Ford describes.’