The Senate Judiciary Committee has reportedly begun reaching out to friends of Christine Blasey Ford who may have information on the alleged sexual assault she says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh committed against her years ago. One of Ford’s longtime friends, Leland Ingham Keyser, responded to the committee’s inquiries earlier this week and said she does not remember the 1982 party where Ford alleged that Kavanaugh forced himself on her, CNN reports. “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,” her lawyer, Howard Walsh, said in a statement. Keyser told The Washington Post that she still believes Ford’s allegations, however. “It's not surprising that Ms Keyser has no recollection of the evening as they did not discuss it,” Ford’s lawyer, Debra Katz, said in a statement released Saturday night. “It's also unremarkable that Ms. Keyser does not remember attending a specific gathering 30 years ago at which nothing of consequence happened to her.” The committee has said it also obtained statements from two other alleged attendees of the party in question that “directly contradict” Ford’s allegation.
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