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Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh of the witnesses before the Senate judiciary Committee about Ford ‘ s claim of sexual assault.
Mark Richter, the high school friend, the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, wrote in a letter Thursday that he does “not remember the events,” said Dr. Christine Blasey Ford during her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“I never saw a Board to act in the way that Dr. Ford describes,” he wrote.
The judge directed the letter, “under penalty of crime,” Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking member Diane Feinstein, through his lawyer, Barbara Van Gelder.
“I please not be involved in this matter nor has anyone involved and ask me to be,” the letter said, and referred to its previous letter of Sept. 18.
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The letter was published, before the members of the judiciary Committee were to vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination. The actual vote is expected to ET around 10:30. A successful Committee vote is not send to the nomination on the floor.
Judge’s letter told the Committee that he wants to make a comment on the events open to the public.
“As a recovering alcoholic and a cancer survivor, I have struggled with depression and anxiety,” his letter said. To speak “as a result, I avoid the public.”
Van Gelder told The Washington Post on Wednesday that a judge needs to avoid the spotlight for his health.
“I told him to leave the city. He is rushed. He is a former alcoholic and under incredible stress,”-the judge, the lawyer, the paper said. “He needed for his own health, to get out of this toxic environment and care for themselves.”
The judge also said in the letter that he and Kavanaugh friends in high school were spoken but still, the directly in several years.
Ford your claimed Kavanaugh pinned on a bed, to remove during a party in Maryland, trying on her clothes, and put his hand over her mouth to prevent her screaming. She said he and the judge had also turned the music up to a loud volume.
Ford claimed she was able to escape to a bathroom and then outside of the house, when a judge jumped into the battle and everyone in the room “tumbling.”
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Kavanaugh asked during the hearing if he wrote any of the characters, Bart O’Kavanaugh, in his book entitled, “Wasted: tales of a Gen X Drunk,” which was in 1997. Kavanaugh said, the book would have been a work of fiction and Leahy “to ask him [judge].”
Judge is a writer, filmmaker and journalist, writes for the conservative outlets including The Daily Caller and The Weekly Standard, according to the reports.
After the explosive and sometimes very emotional day of testimony, all eyes were focused on several key swing-vote senators, who remained outwardly indecisive, Kavanaugh’s fate late Thursday.
After the hearing, moderate Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowksi, R-Alaska, and Sens., Joe Manchin, D-W. Va. and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., huddled to discuss the appointment, Fox News confirms.
They talked for about 30 minutes before a GOP meeting on Thursday night before the Friday’s planned legal Committee’s vote to recommend whether or not you, Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the full Senate.
Fox News, Gregg Re, Edmund DeMarche and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Amy Lieu is a news editor and a reporter for Fox News.