According to a new report from the Washington Post, a friend of Brett Kavanaugh’s from his days at Yale — and a teammate on the varsity basketball team with him — is planning on delivering a statement to the FBI field office in Raleigh, North Carolina on Monday that could be devastating to Kavanaugh’s meager defense of his school days behavior before the Senate Judiciary.
Charles Ludington, an associate professor at North Carolina State University, told the Post on Sunday that he plans to tell the FBI about Kavanaugh’s drunken behavior in college, and more specifically, about the SCOTUS nominee’s belligerence while he was inebriated.
As though in order to prevent the White House from attempting to stifle his testimony, Ludington provided a copy of the statement he intends to deliver to the venerated newspaper, and it contains anecdotal evidence that not only was Kavanaugh a regular drinker, but that he was an angry, violent drunk.
In part, the statement reads:
When Brett got drunk, he was often belligerent and aggressive. On one of the last occasions I purposely socialized with Brett, I witnessed him respond to a semi-hostile remark, not by defusing the situation, but by throwing his beer in the man’s face and starting a fight that ended with one of our mutual friends in jail.”
You’ll note the phrasing there — “purposely socialized” — that indicates that Ludington at some point made a conscious decision to no longer hang around with Kavanaugh, presumably because of just that type of behavior.
The professor’s statement appears to be out of concern that Kavanaugh blatantly perjured himself before the Senate:
I do not believe that the heavy drinking or even loutish behavior of an 18 or even 21 year old should condemn a person for the rest of his life. However … if he lied about his past actions on national television, and more especially while speaking under oath in front of the United States Senate, I believe those lies should have consequences.”
Donald Trump and the GOP better buckle up for a bumpy FBI investigation, if they’re already worried that more women may come forward the longer this takes before they can vote. This new information from a former friend could blow up Kavanaugh’s Senate testimony in a big way.
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