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Reports: Allies Of Christine Blasey Ford Put The Screws To Longtime Friend To Revise Her Statement

Well, what do we have here from The Wall Street Journal that dropped while you were sleeping? Well, it would seem that Leland Keyser felt pressured by Ford’s allies to revise her statement. 

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Keyser is the friend who said she never attended a party or gathering where Brett Kavanaugh was present; with or without Ms. Ford, and that she doesn’t know him. Judge Kavanaugh is Trump’s Supreme Court nominee who has been blitzed by accusations of sexual misconduct. One of the three was lobbed by Ms. Ford, who alleges Kavanaugh tried to rape her at a high school party, though she doesn’t know whose house it was in, how the party was organized, how she got there, or who took her home after the alleged attack. Key details are missing. There is no evidence or corroborating witnesses.

Yet, her testimony before Congress was enough to get Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to side with Democrats to initiate an FBI investigation into these allegations. Flake voted with the GOP on the Senate Judiciary Committee to advance the nomination to the Senate floor but requested a weeklong delay for the bureau to do its job. It was granted. 

Now, the report is in, and it would seem Keyser felt the screw was put to her to change her statement. The Journal noted that the FBI report details how Ford’s lawyers were working behind the scenes to shore up witness testimonies against Kavanaugh. I wouldn’t expect anything less from Democratic operatives. Oh, and the Senate and the White House have the text messages to prove that part of the story:

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A friend of Christine Blasey Ford told FBI investigators that she felt pressured by Dr. Ford’s allies to revisit her initial statement that she knew nothing about an alleged sexual assault by a teenage Brett Kavanaugh, which she later updated to say that she believed but couldn’t corroborate Dr. Ford’s account, according to people familiar with the matter.

Leland Keyser, who Dr. Ford has said was present at the gathering where she was allegedly assaulted in the 1980s, told investigators that Monica McLean, a retired Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and a friend of Dr. Ford’s, had urged her to clarify her statement, the people said.

The statement to the FBI offers a glimpse into how Dr. Ford’s allies were working behind the scenes to lobby old classmates to bolster their versions of the alleged incident, as were Judge Kavanaugh’s.

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On Thursday, a day after sending to the White House the report on its investigation into the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh, the FBI sent the White House and Senate an additional package of information that included text messages from Ms. McLean to Ms. Keyser, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Ms. McLean’s lawyer, David Laufman, said in a statement: “Any notion or claim that Ms. McLean pressured Leland Keyser to alter Ms. Keyser’s account of what she recalled concerning the alleged incident between Dr. Ford and Brett Kavanaugh is absolutely false.”

Ms. Keyser’s lawyer on Sept. 23 said in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee that she had no recollection of attending a party with Judge Kavanaugh, whom she said she didn’t know. That same day, however, she told the Washington Post that she believed Dr. Ford. On Sept. 29, two days after Dr. Ford and the judge testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Ms. Keyser’s attorney sent a letter to the panel saying his client wasn’t refuting Dr. Ford’s account and that she believed it but couldn’t corroborate it.

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Yes, of course, they all deny it. They can’t be made to look like the left-wing sleaze that they are. Remember, this is the party for women who would never do anything to anyone to that would make them feel pressured to do something they didn’t want to do for the sake of keeping a baseless narrative alive, right? Oh, man—the BS is thick on this one. The FBI, Ford’s lawyers, and the lawyer for Ms. Keyser all declined to comment for the article.

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