Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Debbie Ramirez releases statement ahead of Kavanaugh vote

Brett Kavanaugh's Yale Roommate: SCOTUS Nominee Lied Under Oath About His Drinking - WATCH Brett Kavanaugh's College Roommate Says Supreme Court Nominee Lied Under Oath
Leonard Rios | 07 October, 2018, 18:00

Roche wrote of Kavanaugh, "Brett Kavanaugh stood up under oath and lied about his drinking and about the meaning of words in his yearbook".

Roche, who was roommates with Kavanaugh during their freshman year at Yale University, said Kavanaugh was "relatively quiet and studious most of the time" but he drank heavily, at times to the point where he would become "angry" and "belligerent".

Dr Ford gave a moving testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee that she feared for her life when Kavanaugh drunkenly assaulted her at a high school party when she was 15.

Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the misconduct allegations against him.

Roche says he believes his friend Deborah Ramirez, who has accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her at a college dorm party. People drank a lot, I drank a lot then.

Richard Oh, who attended Yale at the same time Ramirez and Kavanaugh were students there, wrote in the declaration that he recalled a female student telling him that "what she initially thought was a plastic penis was exhibited, but she later realized it was a male student's exposed penis". "I am willing to speak with them about my experiences at Yale with both Debbie and Brett", Roche wrote.

Ludington has offered nothing to support his "unequivocal" claim that Kavanaugh lied under oath.

Roche also wrote an op-ed for Slate.

It appears he will not be given the opportunity, however. The FBI investigation into the sexual assault allegation made by Christine Blasey Ford will reportedly conclude Wednesday - though many people who reached out to the FBI with information have reportedly not been interviewed.

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McConnell said that the FBI's report on its expanded background check into Ford and Ramirez's allegations would be delivered to the Senate on Wednesday night.

It came up during the Senate Judiciary Committee public hearing on September 27.

"We were in a room together - our beds were 10 feet apart for a couple of months", Roche told CNN.

'Not only did I know that he wasn't telling the truth I knew that he knew that he wasn't telling the truth, ' he continued. Roche also specifically contests parts of Kavanaugh's testimony where he feels he was untruthful, like his description of the terms "boofing" and "Devil's Triangle". Two high school acquaintances of Kavanaugh's said they'd submitted sworn declarations to the FBI but had not been contacted by the bureau.

In the Slate op-ed, Roche notes he was raised in a Republican family - his mother was a Republican state representative in CT and "my father owns a MAGA hat".

Roche later issued a lengthier statement describing Kavanaugh as a heavy drinker in college.

In the op-ed Roche admits that he also drank too much in college, but, "unlike Brett - I'm not going on national television and testifying under oath".

The issue in Kavanaugh's situation, Roche said, is not that the judge might have exhibited unbecoming behavior while drunk.

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