Leland Keyser, Christine Blasey Fords beste venninne, erklærer for tredje gang at hun ikke har møtt Brett Kavanaugh.
De tre guttene Ford har sagt var til stede på festen, Kavanaugh, Mark Judge og Patrick Smyth, benekter både overgrep og overhodet å ha vært på noen fest.
Dermed var Ford avhengig av at venninnen kunne bekrefte hennes historie. Men det kan hun ikke, sier hennes advokat Howard J Walsh III:
After Mr. Trump ordered an FBI investigation last Friday, Mr. Walsh submitted a reaffirming statement to the committee.
“Ms. Keyser asked that I communicate to the Committee her willingness to cooperate fully with the FBI’s supplemental investigation of Dr. Christine Ford’s allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh,” Mr. Walsh said. “However, as my client has already made clear, she does not know Judge Kavanaugh and has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford.”
All told, she has now provided the same account three times.
Patrick Smyth kan heller ikke bekrefte Fords historie. Han er avhørt av FBI og hans advokat sier:
“[Smyth] truthfully answered every question the FBI asked him and, consistent with the information he previously provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee, he indicated that he has no knowledge of the small party or gathering described by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, nor does he have any knowledge of the allegations of improper conduct she has leveled against Brett Kavanaugh,” Smyth’s lawyer Eric B. Bruce said in a statement, according to WaPo.
Som et eksempel på de merkelige følelsene Trump og Kavanaugh virvler opp: Et åpent brev fra Sara Corcaran til Leland Keyser. Hun skriver at Keyser var et stort golftalent på 80-tallet. Alle husker henne. Men så skjedde noe forferdelig. Vennen hennes stupte ned i bassenget på den grunne siden, brakk nakken og døde. Dette forandret Leland.
Corcaran lager en merkelig kobling mellom kjærestens død og den situasjonen Ford står i. Leland har plikt til å redde henne. Hun kunne ikke redde kjæresten, det var skjebne. Men hun må redde Ford! Corcaran sier at det var Lelands vitnemål som skadet Ford mest. Hun bebreider henne. Men kanskje det var sannheten?
Dr. Christine Ford took the gamble of her life facing the Judiciary Committee, and though credible, it is your lawyer’s statements that were most harmful to her. So, while the Judiciary Committee moves the nomination process along, it was your lawyer’s statement that allowed it to proceed.
I know it seems like it is easier to turn away and revisiting the past is never easy, but your statements harmed the validity of Dr. Ford. She will forever be vilified by the right and secretly loathed by the Democrats. There was nothing you could have done to save Bill from the fate that awaited him, but you can save Christine.