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Kavanaugh warned of possible condo eviction in 1983 letter

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh warned his friends that they might be evicted from the beachfront condo they rented in 1983, and wrote details alluding to the events that were expected to take place there, in a letter obtained by The New York Times

"Our problem down there might be too many people," Kavanaugh wrote in the letter. "We're going to have to decide while we are there who we want and don't want ... If half of Gonzaga/St. Johns starts coming, we might have to give the boot or else we might get it ourselves."

"The danger of eviction is great and that would suck because of the money and because this week has big potential. (Interpret as wish)," he added.

Kavanaugh in the letter alluded to the possibility of a noise complaint during their stay. 

"It would probably be a good idea on Sat. the 18th to warn the neighbors that we're loud obnoxious drunks with prolific pukers among us," Kavanaugh added in the postscript, suggesting they could advise neighbors "to go about 30 miles." 

Kavanaugh also said in the letter, "I think we are unanimous that any girls we can beg to stay there are welcomed with open...."

Kavanaugh told the Times on Tuesday through his lawyers, "This is a note I wrote to organize 'Beach Week' in the summer of 1983." He declined to comment further. 

The Supreme Court nominee's behavior in high school and college came under heightened scrutiny after multiple women, one who knew him in high school and one who knew him in college, accused him of sexual misconduct. 

Kavanaugh has denied each allegation.

Tom Kane, Kavanaugh's classmate and a participant in "Beach Week," a tradition in which high school seniors typically rent out for the weekend apartments or condos to coincide with their graduation, said the letter was only "a couple of harmless jokes."

"It sounds like the script of 'Revenge of the Nerds,' really," Kane said in an interview with the Times, adding that he couldn't remember the details of the drinking that took place at the condo.

White House spokeswoman Kerri Kupec told the paper, "It seems The New York Times is committed to embarrassing Judge Kavanaugh with three-decade-old stories of adolescent drinking."

Democrats have been critical of Kavanaugh's explanations regarding allegations of his heavy drinking during his high school and college years. 

Some critics have said he misrepresented himself in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last Thursday, where Kavanaugh said he "sometimes had too many beers" and "cringed" when he remembered some of his prior behavior. He denied ever being blackout drunk.

The hearing was scheduled to review Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party in the summer of 1982.

Kavanaugh has unequivocally denied the accusation and provided his calendars for the period, which he says show no trace of the party Ford described.

The three other people Ford has named as fellow attendees have said they have no memory of the party, including a lifelong friend of Ford's who says she has never met Kavanaugh, though she believes Ford's allegation.

The FBI is currently conducting a weeklong investigation of the allegations of sexual misconduct surrounding Kavanaugh, all of which remain uncorroborated.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on his confirmation at the end of the week.

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