Third named ‘witness’ to alleged Kavanaugh high school assault denies incident

On Wednesday, the Daily Caller reported that another “witness” who was supposedly present when Judge Brett Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted Dr. Christine Blasey Ford 35 years ago says there was no such party and no such incident.

According to the Daily Caller:

Patrick J. Smyth, who attended high school with Kavanaugh in the early 1980s, issued a letter through his lawyer stating flatly that he doesn’t remember such a party and never saw Kavanaugh misbehave around or toward women, CNN reported early Wednesday morning. Smyth’s letter comes on the heels of a statement from Mark Judge — who was allegedly in the room with Kavanaugh and Ford at the time — that also denied such a party ever occurred.

“I understand that I have been identified by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford as the person she remembers as ‘PJ’ who supposedly was present at the party she described in her statements to the Washington Post,” Smyth said in the statement obtained by CNN. “I am issuing this statement today to make it clear to all involved that I have no knowledge of the party in question; nor do I have any knowledge of the allegations of improper conduct she has leveled against Brett Kavanaugh.”

“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 any inquiry the Committee may have,” he added.

As the Daily Caller reported, three of the four individuals named by Ford have now denied the incident ever happened.

Additionally, a number of people, including a friend of the accuser, have indicated that Kavanaugh did not conduct himself in the manner described by Ford.

Breitbart noted:

The exact number of attendees – like the date, location, and circumstances of the supposed party – has never been definitively fixed in any of Ford’s accounts. Some accounts include the attendance of a still not publicly identified female.

Ford, by her own account, told no one of the incident for three decades, revealing it only at a marriage counseling session in 2012. In July, she sent Feinstein a letter realleging the attack, but the ranking Democrat made no mention of it throughout Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, going public only after news reports of the letter began to emerge over the weekend.

A person who claimed to be a friend of the accuser, however, gave a somewhat contradictory statement, claiming the incident was the subject of gossip among her classmates.

“I graduated from Holton Arms, and knew both Brett Kavanaugh and Mark Judge. Christine Blasey Ford was a year or so behind me, I remember her. I signed this letter. The incident was spoken about for days afterwords in school. Kavanaugh should stop lying, own up to it and apologize,” Cristina King Miranda claimed on Twitter.

The tweet was later deleted and Miranda said she had no first-hand knowledge of the incident.

Ford and her allies in the Democrat Party have demanded the FBI investigate the allegations, but the agency is refusing to do so.

One Democrat member of the Judiciary Committee, Sen. Mazie Hirono, has even blamed all American men for the controversy, saying they need to “just shut up and step up.”


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