Senate Judiciary Committee Releases Anonymous Letter with Fourth Accusation against Kavanaugh
An anonymous letter has been released by the Senate Judiciary Committee outlining a fourth allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The letter, posted on Twitter by CBN News, is completely anonymous and appears to be written by the mother of a daughter whose friend was allegedly assaulted by Kavanaugh in 1998.
The letter reads, “when he [Brett Kavanaugh] was author of the Starr Report, my daughter (from Boulder Colorado) occasionally socialized with Brett Kavanaugh.”
“She and a group of four (including Kavanaugh met in a Washington D.C. bar). Her friend was dating him. When they left the bar (under the influence of alcohol) they were all shocked when Brett Kavanaugh shoved her friend up against the wall very aggressively and sexually,” it continues.
The letter goes on to say that the woman who was allegedly assaulted called the author’s daughter on September 21 to seek guidance on whether or not she should come forward with the allegation, noting that they decided that she should remain anonymous.
The letter makes mention of “at least four witnesses” being present.
“We have no reason to assign the letter credibility, and even if we did, we’d have no way to investigate the allegation as it was made anonymously and cannot be corroborated.” @senjudiciary releases anonymous letter detailing new assault allegation #JudgeKavanaugh pic.twitter.com/it6CgK3344— Abigail Robertson (@AbigailCBN) September 27, 2018
This letter has not been confirmed or corroborated making it strictly speculation at this point since it is completely anonymous.
According to NBC News, Taylor Foy, a spokesperson for Judiciary chairman Charles Grassley responded to the release of this letter saying, "We have no reason to assign the letter credibility. And even if we did, we'd have no way to investigate the allegation as it was made anonymously and cannot be corroborated. The committee regularly receives anonymous letters, some of which are viewed with credibility, but many of which are not. To make sure no stone was left unturned, the committee asked Judge Kavanaugh yesterday about this anonymous letter. Judge Kavanaugh flatly denied any such event ever happened."
According to the official transcript of Kavanaugh's conversation with the Senate Judiciary Committee, Kavanaugh responded to the allegations saying, "We're dealing with an anonymous letter about an anonymous person and an anonymous friend. It's ridiculous. Total twilight zone. And no, I've never done anything like that."
Meanwhile, President Trump held a press conference on Wednesday as a show of support for his nominee.
The president called Kavanaugh "one of the highest quality people" he's ever met, calling the entire ordeal "a big, fat con job."
Trump continued, saying of the allegations, "These are all false to me.”
“I can only say that what they have done to this man is incredible," he continued.
"I think people are going to see that in the midterms. What they've done to his family, what they've done to his children," he added
President Trump went on to comment on whether or not he would consider withdrawing the nomination. The president said, "If I thought he was guilty of something like this ... yeah, sure."
However, Trump does not believe these allegations to be true, asserting, "The FBI told us they've investigated Judge Kavanaugh six times, five times, many times over the years. They know him very well.”
This is the fourth allegation to be made against Judge Kavanaugh. Christine Blasey Ford, the first to accuse him of sexual assault, is set to testify before the Senate on Thursday in a highly anticipated hearing.