Kavanaugh 1982 calendar entry could be examined in FBI investigation

The 1982 calendar that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh presented to the Senate Judiciary Committee could be scrutinized by the FBI during its investigation into sexual assault allegations against him.

A July 1, 1982 entry on Kavanaugh’s calendar could face key questions from the FBI as they look into Ford's allegations, The Washington Post reported Friday.

Kavanaugh is accused of sexually assaulting Christine Blasey Ford during a 1982 party when the two were high school students. He has fiercely denied Ford's charges and sexual misconduct allegations from two other women.


Sen. Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseCentrists gain leverage over progressives in Senate infrastructure battle Lawmakers rally around cyber legislation following string of attacks Graham, Whitehouse: Global transition to renewables would help national security MORE (D-R.I.) said Friday that Kavanaugh’s own calendar would be “powerful corroborating evidence” to Ford’s testimony.

“This may — may — be powerful corroborating evidence that the assault happened,” Whitehouse said. “That it happened that day. And that it happened in that place.”

Though Kavanaugh's calendar makes no reference to Ford, Democrats have said the nominee's calendar notes could corroborate Ford's allegations. 

During Kavanaugh’s testimony before the Senate panel Thursday, he said he regularly noted his “small get-togethers” with his friends.

“Go to Timmy’s for skis with Judge, Tom, P.J., Bernie and Squi,” the entry from Kavanaugh, then 17, reads.

“Timmy,” according to Kavanaugh's testimony, refers to his Georgetown Prep classmate Tim Gaudette. The other two people named are Mark Judge and Patrick “P.J.” Smyth, Kavanaugh noted. “Squi” refers to his friend Chris Garrett.

According to the Post, two of the people who Ford has claimed were in attendance the night she said she was attacked are listed on Kavanaugh’s July 1 calendar entry. 

Ford testified that at least four boys, one whose name she could not remember, and one other girl were at the gathering.

The girl, Ford’s friend Leland Keyser, was her classmate at the private girls school Holton-Arms.

Kavanaugh told the committee that he spent time with girls at nearby Catholic schools.

“She and I did not travel in the same social circles,” he said of Ford. “It is possible that we met at some point at some events, although I do not recall that.”

Ford testified that she was swimming at the Columbia Country Club in Bethesda, Md., before going to a local house on the day of her alleged assault. The Post notes that property records show that Gaudette’s mother owned a two-story home in Rockville, Md. — roughly 11 miles away from the country club.

Ford told senators that she was going upstairs at the house to use the bathroom when she was pushed into a second-floor bedroom.

Ford testified that Kavanaugh and Judge were drunk when she said Kavanaugh pushed her on the bed and groped her, trying to take her bathing suit off.

“I believed he was going to rape me. I tried to yell for help,” Ford said in her opening statement. “When I did, Brett put his hand over my mouth to stop me from screaming. This was what terrified me the most, and has had the most lasting impact on my life. It was hard for me to breathe, and I thought that Brett was accidentally going to kill me.”

She told the committee that she was able to get away, hiding in the bathroom until she heard Kavanaugh and Judge laughing and walking loudly down the staircase.

Kavanaugh, who testified after Ford, said the evening in which Ford alleges she was assaulted, “presumably happened on a weekend because I believe everyone worked and had jobs in the summers. And in any event, a drunken early evening event of the kind she describes, presumably it happened on a weekend.”

July 1, 1982, the Post notes, was a Thursday. Kavanaugh, who was pressed repeatedly on his drinking habits, acknowledged that he would often drink with his friends during the summer. 

Ford testified that her memory about her assault had faded in the nearly four decades since the alleged incident.

“I don’t have all the answers, and I don’t remember as much as I would like to,” Ford said Thursday. “But the details about that night that bring me here today are ones I will never forget. They have been seared into my memory and have haunted me episodically as an adult.”

Others said to be at the party said they did not recall the party described by Ford.

Keyser told The Post that she believes Ford is telling the truth although she does not remember being at the party.

“Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford,” Keyser’s attorney, Howard Walsh, wrote to the committee this week.

Smyth’s lawyer wrote in a letter to the committee, obtained by the Post, that he would be “happy to cooperate” with the FBI probe.

Judge, who Ford says was in the room during Kavanaugh’s alleged assault, also agreed to cooperate.

“I do not recall the events described by Dr. Ford,” he wrote in a letter. “I never saw Brett act in the manner Dr. Ford describes.”

President TrumpDonald TrumpMaria Bartiromo defends reporting: 'Keep trashing me, I'll keep telling the truth' The Memo: The center strikes back Republicans eye Nashville crack-up to gain House seat MORE on Friday asked the FBI to investigate Ford’s claims after Senate Republicans agreed to a one-week investigation, delaying Kavanaugh's nomination.

“I’ve ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation to update Judge Kavanaugh’s file. As the Senate has requested, this update must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week,” Trump said in the statement released by the White House.