Brett Kavanaugh's Yale colleague Stephen Kantrowitz drew a flurry of attention to himself on Tuesday by posting something on Twitter dot com. But now he doesn't really want to talk about it.
Kyle GriffinYale classmate Stephen Kantrowitz on his statement contradicting Kavanaugh: "I felt compelled to reveal a private conversation I had ... because of the tremendous importance of honesty and integrity to serving as a Justice of the Supreme Court."
Kyle GriffinSenate Republicans have hired an attorney to use as a questioner of Christine Blasey Ford at Thursday's hearing, against the wishes of Ford, and are declining to name her, Politico reports.
Kyle GriffinRepublican Sen. John Cornyn: "As you can tell, people are coming out of the woodwork making incredible, uncorroborated allegations and I think you can just expect that kind of nonsense to continue."
The U.S. Senate candidate from North Dakota has drawn attention over his comments about Brett M. Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford.
Kyle GriffinRepublican ND senate candidate Rep. Kevin Cramer on the Kavanaugh allegations: "Even if it's all true, does it disqualify him? It certainly means that he did something really bad 36 years ago, but does it disqualify him from the Supreme Court?"
Brett Kavanaugh's Yale roommate says he supports the second woman accusing the judge of sexual misconduct, and that he respects her courage.
Kyle GriffinJames Roche, Kavanaugh's Yale roommate: "He was a notably heavy drinker ... he became aggressive & belligerent ... I did not observe the specific incident in question but I do remember Brett frequently drinking excessively and becoming incoherently drunk."
Kyle GriffinAkhil Amar, the Yale Law School professor who wrote an early, fulsome endorsement of Kavanaugh, is having second thoughts.
"I believe that these accusations deserve the best and most professional investigation possible."
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and some high school friends described themselves in a yearbook as “Renate” alumni. The woman they were referring to is furious.
Kyle GriffinBrett Kavanaugh and several classmates at Georgetown Prep referred to themselves as "Renate Alumni" in the 1983 yearbook, NYT reports. It is apparently a reference to a student at a nearby Catholic girls' school.
Jane Mayer on a meticulous analysis of online activity during the 2016 campaign that makes a powerful case that targeted cyberattacks by hackers and trolls were decisive.
Kyle GriffinA meticulous analysis of online activity during the 2016 campaign makes a powerful case that targeted cyberattacks by Russian hackers and trolls were decisive, according to Jane Mayer in New Yorker.
Kyle GriffinJane Mayer writes that when she asked Prof. Kathleen Hall Jamieson point-blank if she thought Trump would be president without the aid of Russians, she didn't equivocate. 'No,' she said, her face unsmiling. 'If everything else is a constant? No, I do not.'
A Yale classmate of Kavanaugh’s describes a dormitory party gone awry and a drunken incident that she wants the F.B.I. to investigate.
Kyle GriffinSenate Democrats are investigating a new allegation of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh, according to Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer in the New Yorker.
The claim dates to the 1983-84 academic school year, when Kavanaugh was a freshman at Yale University.
Kyle GriffinOne more flag from the New Yorker piece: Elizabeth Rasor, who dated Mark Judge for about three years, said that she felt morally obligated to challenge his account that "'no horseplay' took place at Georgetown Prep with women." bit.ly/2Q1nkvTpic.twitter.com/OlQeNS7Vj8
Kyle GriffinDeborah Ramirez ultimately decided to begin telling her story publicly, before others did so for her. "I didn't want any of this," she said to New Yorker. "But now I have to speak."
Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh has calendars from the summer of 1982 that do not show a party consistent with the allegation against him. But his team acknowledges they do not disprove the accusation.
Kyle GriffinBrett Kavanaugh has calendars from the summer of 1982 that he plans to hand over to the Judiciary Committee that do not show a party consistent with Christine Blasey Ford's description, NYT reports.
The calendars do not disprove Dr. Blasey's allegations.
Sen. Dick Durbin: "What in the hell did she have to gain in doing this?"
Kyle GriffinIs there anything Dr. Ford could say that would persuade you to vote against Kavanaugh? Honestly.
GRAHAM: "I want to listen to her, but I'm being honest with you .... What do you expect me to do? Go ahead and ruin this guy's life based on an accusation?"
“I cannot live in this country if he’s in the Supreme Court,” her husband says she told him.
Kyle GriffinDr. Ford's husband says he struggled to explain the situation to his children. "I said that Mommy had a story about a Supreme Court nominee, and now it's broken into the news, and we can't stay in the house anymore," he recalled.
The librarian told a group of high school students: “You want to look professional, you shouldn’t be bringing a backpack to a job interview." She was surprised by their reaction – and soon she realized there was a need.
Kyle GriffinA library branch in New York has started lending out ties, briefcases and handbags for people with limited resources — helping patrons look and feel their best for important events such as job interviews, auditions and even high school dances.
An adviser for the Senate Judiciary Committee has resigned amid questions from NBC News about a previous sexual harassment complaint.
Kyle GriffinA top adviser helping lead the Senate Judiciary Committee's response to the allegation against Brett Kavanaugh has stepped down amid evidence he was fired from a previous political job in part because of a sexual harassment allegation against him.
Kyle GriffinGarrett Ventry, the Judiciary Committee adviser who just resigned over sexual harassment allegations, has left the PR he was working for, too. The PR firm was CRC Public Relations, the firm that apparently helped Ed Whelan push his bogus conspiracy theory.