Kavanaugh accuser’s friend dismisses original allegations, detail also not mentioned in NYT excerpt of book
‘MediaBuzz’ host Howard Kurtz weighs in on the New York Times’ flawed ‘bombshell’ Brett Kavanaugh story that has been widely panned.
Leland Keyser, a friend of Christine Blasey Ford who allegedly was at the party where Ford says Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her decades ago, now says the story “just didn’t make any sense.”
That revelation is contained in a forthcoming book, by New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, titled “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation.“ But the Times omitted any reference to Keyser’s comments in a widely panned article this weekend by Pogrebin and Kelly that was adapted from the book.
The Times’ article instead included an uncorroborated allegation from a Clinton-linked lawyer claiming Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted a female student, without mentioning that the student did not recall the events in question. The Times later published a major update to include those details, along with an editors’ note, but not before virtually all major Democratic presidential candidates had called for Kavanaugh’s impeachment.
Specifically, Keyser challenged Ford’s narrative that sometime in the summer of 1982, Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge assaulted her at a party also attended by Keyser and P.J. Smith.
"Those facts together I don’t recollect, and it just didn’t make any sense,” Keyser added.
“Those facts together I don’t recollect, and it just didn’t make any sense.”
— Leland Keyser
Ford has been unable to identify exactly where or when the alleged assault occurred, or how she got home after the incident.
Keyser reportedly remarked: "It would be impossible for me to be the only girl at a get-together with three guys, have her leave, and then not figure out how she’s getting home.“ Keyser told Pogrebin and Kelly, "I just really didn’t have confidence in the story.”
I agree, and people should cancel subscriptions. This allegedly happened what 30 years ago? At Yale, really GTFOOH! Just that alone and being the only girl at a get together with three guys at Uni? 😆😆😆
That crap never happened!
Thank you anon!🌸😎🥰