Third Kavanaugh Accuser Backtracks on Some of Her Initial Claims
Julie Swetnick, one of the three women who accused Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct recently changed some of her claims.
In her sworn statement Swetnick recounted behaviors that she had learned of about Kavanaugh saying, "During the years 1981-82, I became aware of efforts by Mark Judge, Brett Kavanaugh and others to 'spike' the 'punch' at house parties I attended with drugs and/or grain alcohol so as to cause girls to lose their inhibitions and their ability to say 'no.'"
In an interview with MSNBC, however, Swetnick voiced that her knowledge of these actions was more speculation then fact saying, “I would see boys standing outside of rooms congregated together, sort of like a gauntlet, and I didn’t know what was occurring.” When asked about Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh’s role in drugging and orchestrating the gang rape of young girls, Swetnick said, "Well, I saw him giving red Solo cups to quite a few girls during that time frame and there was green punch at those parties. And I would not take one of those glasses from Brett Kavanaugh. I saw him around the punch, I won't say bowls, or the punch containers . . . I don't know what he did, but I saw him by them."
A reporter for The Washington Examiner, Robert Donachie, says the contradictory testimony’s by Swetnick are cause for concern and have led many people to question the validity of her accusation.
Donachie talked with CBN News and noted that though Swetnick is one of the accusers, the investigation, launched last Friday, was really to get to the bottom of Christine Blasey Ford's allegations, not necessarily Swetnick's or the other accuser’s.
Donachie said, "The White House has given a pretty broad mandate to the FBI… and as Trump said yesterday, they can interview just about any one they want."
Many media outlets have reported that the FBI investigation may come to a close as early as today and a vote on the Senate floor might come as soon as Friday.
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