Kavanaugh's Yale Friend Says He Drunkenly Started Fight, Landed Friend In Jail

Liz Swisher a former Yale classmate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh alleges he lied under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee

Kavanaugh's Yale Friend Says He Drunkenly Started Fight, Landed Friend In Jail

A prominent Seattle doctor and former Yale classmate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh alleges he lied under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee about his drinking habits in college.

A new report by The New York Times details an incident in the 1980s in which Brett Kavanaugh reportedly threw his beer in a man's face.

According the the police report, Kavanaugh was accused of throwing ice at a another patron at a bar in New Haven, Connecticut, after attending a UB40 concert with his friends. A witness said that a friend of Kavanaugh's, Chris Dudley, then hit the man in the ear with a glass.

Kavanaugh didn't tell the officers "if he threw the ice or not" - despite another witness's statement to police that he did, the police report says.

Chad Ludington, a former classmate of Kavanaugh's, has said Kavanaugh did not tell the truth about his drinking in his testimony Thursday to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"I felt it was my civic duty to tell of my experience while drinking with Brett, and I offer this statement to the press", Ludington said.

The revelation nonetheless adds to an emerging portrait of Kavanaugh that contradicts the testimony he gave to USA lawmakers last week.

Kavanaugh's drinking habits in high school and college were a topic of debate during last week's Senate hearing, where Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford, who accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexually assaulting her in high school, also testified.

Wrote Ludington: "In recent days I have become deeply troubled by what has been a blatant mischaracterization by Brett himself of his drinking at Yale". Kavanaugh was a junior at Yale at the time. For the fact is, at Yale, and I can speak to no other times, Brett was a frequent drinker, and a heavy drinker.

After Democrats claimed the FBI's probe would be limited on time and in scope, Trump said he actually wants the Federal Bureau of Investigation "to interview whoever [sic] they deem appropriate, at their discretion".

When asked on Fox News last Sunday and by members of Congress, Kavanaugh denied ever becoming heavily intoxicated or blacking out from drinking.

The White House refused to comment on the new, shocking - horrifying - allegations.

He has strongly denied the accusation.

"On many occasions I heard Brett slur his words and saw him staggering from alcohol consumption, not all of which was beer", he recalled.

This ordinarily would fall into the case of nothingburger - who cares about a college bar fight over 30 years later? - except that it will call into question whether Kavanaugh has been truthful when he has said that he was not belligerent under the influence of alcohol.

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