Christine Ford’s friend who was allegedly at party where Kavanaugh assault occurred speaks out

Christine Ford’s friend who was allegedly at party where Kavanaugh assault occurred speaks out
Leland Keyser, an alleged witness to the Kavanaugh incident, reiterates she cannot corroborate Christine Blasey Ford's claims. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The woman who Christine Blasey Ford says attended the same party where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted her in the summer of 1982 spoke out Saturday morning.

What did she say?

Speaking through her attorney, Leland Keyser, who remains a close friend to Ford, said she is willing to “cooperate fully” with the FBI’s supplemental investigation into allegations against Kavanaugh.

But as Keyser revealed last weekend, she has no recollection of the events Ford alleges.

“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,” Keyser’s attorney said.

“Notably, Ms. Keyser does not refute Dr. Ford’s account, and she has already told the press that she believes Dr. Ford’s account. However, the simple and unchangeable truth is that she is unable to corroborate it because she has no recollection of the incident in question,” the lawyer explained.

The statement mirrored one her attorney, Howard Walsh, provided media last week. Walsh said: “Simply put, Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford.”

However, Keyser later told the Washington Post that, despite being unable to corroborate Ford’s allegations, she believes her friend.

Why is Keyser’s statement significant?

It shows that alleged witnesses remain unable to corroborate any of Ford’s accusations, despite the exhausting coverage of the accusations and this week’s hearing.

As the prosecutor who questioned Ford and Kavanaugh, Rachel Mitchell, admitted, the evidence against Kavanaugh, which is next to none, is not enough for prosecution, let alone an arrest or search warrant.