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Here's what a classmate of Kavanaugh told the FBI about alleged sexual harassment claims

A classmate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh released a statement on Monday indicating that he told the FBI that he didn't have any knowledge of his friend acting as alleged by his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

In a statement released Monday evening, lawyers for a classmate of Brett Kavanaugh refuted claims made by Christine Blasey Ford against the Supreme Court nominee.

Here's what he said

Patrick J. Smyth said in the statement that not only was he not at the party Ford had described, but said that he had never seen Kavanaugh act in the manner she had alleged.

"Patrick J. Smyth has fully cooperated with the FBI investigation in this matter," the statement read.

"He truthfully answered every question the FBI asked him and, consistent with the information he previously provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee," it continued, "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 had previously made a statement to the Judiciary Committee, but critics of Kavanaugh and his denials wanted the FBI to investigate in order to add the threat of perjury. His story has not changed.

'I have no knowledge of the party'

"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 prior statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"I am issuing this statement today to make it clear to all involved that I have no knowledge of the party in question," he continued, "nor do I have any knowledge of the allegations of improper conduct she has leveled against Brett Kavanaugh."

On Monday, another accuser, Julie Swetnick, appeared to change her story in an MSNBC interview with Kate Snow.

“There are things that she told us on camera that differ from her written statement last week,” Snow said before the interview aired.

Here's the latest in the Kavanaugh controversy:

Also on Monday, a poll indicated that nearly half of Americans believed that there was a "politically motivated smear campaign" targeting Kavanaugh.

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