Even as Brett Kavanaugh has been sworn in to his new role as associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, the controversy surrounding the accusations lodged against him by women like Christine Blasey Ford rages on.
According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Leland Ingham Keyser, who Ford said was at the party where she was allegedly sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh, told the FBI that she felt pressured by Ford’s longtime friend and ex-FBI lawyer Monica McLean to change her statement on what happened when speaking to the bureau in the investigation that followed Ford’s public testimony.
Keyser originally said through her lawyer that she did not recall any such party like the one Ford described and did not know Kavanaugh, but after what she said was pressure to “clarify” her statement from McClean and McLean’s lawyer, David Laufman, Keyser told the FBI that she actually believed Ford’s story — she just couldn’t corroborate it.
A close relationship
McLean has become a person of interest in the case of the allegations against Kavanaugh since it was revealed that she is the “beach friend” that Ford was reluctant to name when she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 27.
McClean was reportedly with Ford when she wrote the now-infamous letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) accusing the then-Supreme Court nominee of sexual misconduct at a high school party when both were teenagers.
McClean also accompanied Ford and her lawyers the day she provided her congressional testimony. But McClean has largely remained out of headlines until recently, when an ex-boyfriend of Ford’s said that despite saying under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee that she never coached anyone on how to pass a lie detector test, he remembered Ford helping McLean with one.
Her name came back up in the news after these most recent reports were released alleging that McClean had pressured Keyser to “clarify” her statement, a claim McClean and her lawyers have adamantly denied.
“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,” said Laufman, who was allegedly involved in the efforts to cover up Hillary Clinton’s illegal use of a private email server for confidential communication, in Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian tampering in the 2016 presidential election, and in the takedown of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
But the Wall Street Journal reported that mutual friends of Ford and Keyser had contacted the accuser’s former best friend “to warn her that her statement was being used by Republicans to rebut the allegation against Judge Kavanaugh” and urged her to “clarify” it.
Friend left blindsided
Meanwhile, Keyser has been none too pleased about being involved in Kavanaugh debacle. The Daily Mail reported that Keyser was “completely blindsided” when Ford named her as a witness to the alleged sexual assault by Kavanaugh.
“Christine didn’t give her so much as a heads up,” a 52-year-old family member of Keyser’s told the Daily Mail. “As far as I know they haven’t really spoken for several years and they’re certainly not close anymore.”
The family member added: “Leland was completely blindsided by her name being thrown into it all. The first thing she knew about it was when she woke up on Thursday morning and her name was just everywhere. It was crazy.”
hello!,I love your writing so much! proportion we keep in touch more about your post on AOL? I need an expert in this area to unravel my problem. Maybe that’s you! Having a look forward to peer you.
Merely a smiling visitor here to share the love (:, btw outstanding style and design .
Hey there, You’ve done an excellent job. I’ll definitely digg it and in my view recommend to my friends. I am confident they’ll be benefited from this website.
I have noticed that online diploma is getting common because accomplishing your college degree online has turned into a popular method for many people. A large number of people have never had a possibility to attend an established college or university but seek the improved earning possibilities and a better job that a Bachelors Degree gives. Still some others might have a diploma in one field but would wish to pursue something they now develop an interest in.
Hi there are using WordPress for your site platform? I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and set up my own. Do you require any coding expertise to make your own blog? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
What i don’t understood is actually how you’re not actually a lot more neatly-preferred than you might be now. You are very intelligent. You recognize therefore significantly in the case of this subject, produced me personally consider it from so many varied angles. Its like women and men don’t seem to be fascinated until it is one thing to do with Lady gaga! Your own stuffs outstanding. All the time maintain it up!
I truly wanted to compose a remark so as to appreciate you for all the superb facts you are posting on this website. My particularly long internet look up has at the end of the day been honored with beneficial content to share with my family and friends. I would claim that we site visitors are rather endowed to dwell in a superb place with many marvellous individuals with interesting things. I feel extremely grateful to have encountered your website page and look forward to many more thrilling times reading here. Thank you once again for all the details.
I’d should check with you here. Which is not one thing I normally do! I get pleasure from reading a publish that may make individuals think. Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!
I like this blog so much, saved to bookmarks. “To hold a pen is to be at war.” by Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire.
I do accept as true with all the ideas you’ve offered for your post. They are very convincing and can definitely work. Still, the posts are too brief for novices. May you please extend them a little from subsequent time? Thank you for the post.
You really make it seem so easy along with your presentation but I to find this matter to be actually one thing which I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and very vast for me. I am taking a look ahead in your subsequent post, I will try to get the dangle of it!
Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. After all I will be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again very soon!
I haven’t checked in here for some time as I thought it was getting boring, but the last few posts are great quality so I guess I will add you back to my everyday bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂
Hi there, I found your web site via Google while searching for a related topic, your site came up, it looks great. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
F*ckin’ amazing issues here. I’m very happy to look your article. Thanks a lot and i’m having a look ahead to contact you. Will you kindly drop me a mail?
I appreciate, cause I discovered just what I was having a look for. You’ve ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye
Superb website you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any forums that cover the same topics discussed here? I’d really love to be a part of group where I can get opinions from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Thanks a lot!
Very interesting information!Perfect just what I was searching for! “The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed.” by Sbastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort.
Hey, you used to write great, but the last several posts have been kinda boring… I miss your super writings. Past few posts are just a little bit out of track! come on!
Hello there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it’s really informative. I am gonna watch out for brussels. I’ll appreciate if you continue this in future. A lot of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!
Hey, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your website in Opera, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, superb blog!
I’m no longer certain where you are getting your info, however good topic. I must spend a while learning much more or figuring out more. Thank you for great info I was searching for this information for my mission.
I’ve recently started a web site, the information you provide on this web site has helped me tremendously. Thank you for all of your time & work.
541341 14130This internet site is my breathing in, genuinely very good layout and perfect content material . 799327
Thank you for your own work on this website. My mom really likes managing research and it’s really simple to grasp why. Most people hear all regarding the lively way you convey functional tactics on the blog and as well as improve response from others on this issue then our own princess is really studying a lot of things. Take pleasure in the rest of the year. You’re the one doing a superb job.
Someone necessarily lend a hand to make seriously posts I’d state. This is the very first time I frequented your website page and up to now? I amazed with the research you made to create this actual publish incredible. Magnificent task!
I’ve been browsing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be much more useful than ever before.
Generally I do not learn article on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very forced me to check out and do it! Your writing style has been amazed me. Thanks, very nice post.
That is very interesting, You are an overly skilled blogger. I’ve joined your feed and sit up for in quest of more of your fantastic post. Also, I have shared your website in my social networks!
Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive learn something like this before. So nice to find someone with some authentic thoughts on this subject. realy thanks for beginning this up. this web site is one thing that is needed on the internet, somebody with slightly originality. useful job for bringing one thing new to the internet!
Well I sincerely enjoyed reading it. This post offered by you is very practical for good planning.
I’ll right away snatch your rss as I can’t in finding your e-mail subscription link or e-newsletter service. Do you have any? Please let me realize in order that I may just subscribe. Thanks.
Whats up this is somewhat of off topic but I was wanting to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding experience so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience. Any help would be enormously appreciated!
When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Bless you!
Normally I do not learn article on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up very forced me to check out and do it! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, very great article.
I simply needed to thank you so much once again. I’m not certain the things that I would have implemented in the absence of the type of ideas provided by you regarding my situation. It became the hard case in my circumstances, but taking note of this professional way you processed it forced me to weep over joy. Extremely happier for this guidance as well as believe you recognize what a powerful job you are always putting in teaching other individuals using a site. I am sure you haven’t got to know all of us.