Kavanaugh to hand over calendars from 1982 that don't show party of alleged incident: report

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is planning to give the Senate Judiciary Committee calendars from his high school years his legal team argues will back up his denial of sexual misconduct allegations, The New York Times reported on Sunday

The calendars reportedly show that Kavanaugh was away for most of the summer in 1982, the year that Christine Blasey Ford claims Kavanaugh assaulted her at a party. According to the Times, the calendars include details about other gatherings that he attended, but do not include details about a party similar to the one detailed by Ford.

Kavanaugh's lawyers acknowledged to the Times that Kavanaugh could have attended a party that he did not list on the calendars, but they are planning to argue that it proves there is no corroboration for her account.

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Ford on Sunday agreed to publicly testify about the alleged misconduct. The hearing is set for Thursday. 

Ford says Kavanaugh pinned her down, groped her and attempted to remove her clothes during a small gathering when the two were high school students at neighboring D.C.-area schools.

She says the incident has caused her decades of emotional trauma, a claim substantiated by her therapist's notes in 2012 and 2013.

Ford named three other people who she said attended the party more than 30 years ago. Each of them in recent days has come out and stated they do not recall attending the party, though one said they believe her account.

Only Kavanaugh and Ford are scheduled to testify.

“Despite actual threats to her safety and her life, Dr. Ford believes it is important for senators to hear directly from her about the sexual assault committed against her,” Ford's legal team said in a statement.