Retired basketball player and Brett Kavanaugh classmate Chris Dudley has endorsed his friend’s Supreme Court nomination with glowing remarks about their time at Yale. But one former classmate of the two men had a different take.
In an interview, Dudley said that he never once saw Brett Kavanaugh “blackout” drunk. However, when interviewed by CNN’s Chris Cuomo last week, Lynne Brookes described the two as blackout drunks, who liked humiliating women.
Former FBI special agent Asha Rangappa tweeted that she was taking a second look at the interview with Brookes given the information revealed in the hearings last week.
“Watching this clip again, Lynne Brookes’ account of a particular party at 3:22 is noteworthy in light of recent allegations,” Rangappa said.
A look back at the interview quotes Brookes talking about the two drunkenly breaking into a room to humiliate a young woman.
“I thought today that he evaded questions,” she said. “And he kept trying to turn the question around to, ‘But I studied really hard.’ Well, ya know what? I studied really hard too I went to Wharton Business School. I went to Yale. I drank to excess many nights with Brett Kavanaugh. The two are not mutually exclusive.”
That’s when Cuomo brought up Dudley’s statement. Brookes noted that she didn’t frequent as many parties with Dudley as Kavanaugh, but one she remembered very well.
“Both Brett and Chris Dudley were very drunk,” she described. “And they thought it would be really funny to barge into a room where a guy and a girl had gone off together and embarrass that woman. Chris Dudley was the one who went in, under the ‘egging on’ of Brett Kavanaugh and they thought it was funny. The girl was mortified and I was furious. So, I’m not sure he’s the best character witness.”
In an earlier part of the interview, she explained that Kavanaugh was lying about partying at Yale and drinking to excess. The characterization that he wasn’t a blackout drunk is incorrect in her assessment.
“There had to be a number of nights where he does not remember,” she said.
That’s the same assessment Yale classmate Chad Ludington had too. In an interview with The New York Times, Ludington claimed Kavanaugh played down his drinking considerably.
“The judge had often become ‘belligerent and aggressive’ while intoxicated,” The Times reported.
“It is truth that is at stake, and I believe that the ability to speak the truth, even when it does not reflect well upon oneself, is a paramount quality we seek in our nation’s most powerful judges,” Ludington said, noting he plans to take his information to the FBI.
Watch the interview with Brookes below:
Lynne Brookes, a former classmate of Kavanaugh, alleges he was misleading about the extent of his drinking at Yale.
“There is no doubt in my mind that while at Yale, he was a big partier, often drank to excess and there had to be a number of nights where he does not remember.” pic.twitter.com/YTnWRlXoyC
— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) September 28, 2018
‘Left wing hack’: Fox News fans lose it after anchor calls Ukraine allegations ‘a problem’ for Trump
Fox News viewers lashed out at the network on Sunday after host Arthel Neville grilled New York Congressman Peter King (R) about President Donald Trump's alleged effort to get Ukraine to help him defeat Joe Biden.
Neville twice asked King about Trump's Ukraine scandal, and both times he evaded the question by saying that Congress does not have a right to know the details of Trump's conversations with foreign leaders.
On her third attempt, Neville got to the point by noting Trump's alleged actions are "a problem."
"We don’t know that it’s true, we hope it’s not true," the Fox News host said of the allegations against Trump. "But if there is a possibility that our president used his office to put pressure on a foreign government -- president-elect -- to dig into his possible, potential political opponent, then that’s a problem."
New York Times battered on MSNBC for pushing smear of Hunter Biden in order to maintain access to Trump
An "AM Joy" panel jumped all over the New York Times for pushing a widely debunked smear of Hunter Biden promoted by Donald Trump, saying the newspaper is more interested in maintaining their access to the Oval Office than debunking the lie.
Speaking with host Joy Reid -- who noted that her producers asked for comment from the Times but were rebuffed -- MSNBC regular Maria Teresa Kumar scorched the Times, as well as reporter Ken Vogel, for the uncritical parroting of the president's smear.
Ukrainian journalist throws down gauntlet after Giuliani smear: ‘I express my readiness to testify’
A Ukrainian journalist said on Sunday that he would be willing to testify to Congress against President Donald Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani.
After Giuliani unleashed a bizarre rant on CNN accusing Democrats of trying to get help from Ukraine in the 2016 election, Ukrainian journalist Serhiy Leshchenko wrote an op-ed exposing the accusation as a lie.
In his op-ed, Leshchenko explains:
Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine the Manafort revelations would become fodder for the U.S. elections in 2020. President Trump’s lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, the mouthpiece of this campaign, is not only attempting to rehabilitate Manafort but is also working to undermine U.S. relations with Ukraine, which has been confronting Russian aggression on its own for more than five years. Giuliani and his associates are trying to drag our newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky, into a conflict between two foreign political parties, drastically limiting Ukraine’s room for maneuver in respect to the United States, perhaps its most important international partner.