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Brett Kavanaugh's classmate says he lied about drinking

October 1, 2018 4:10 pm

A classmate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has accused the judge *of lying under oath about “heavy” alcoholic drinking.

Charles Ludington said he was “deeply troubled” by Judge Kavanaugh’s “blatant mischaracterisation”. The judge denies drinking to the point of memory loss.

The matter forms part of an FBI inquiry into the judge, as do allegations of sexual assault, which he also denies.

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President Donald Trump said he had not limited the inquiry’s scope.

The FBI inquiry has delayed a final vote on Judge Kavanaugh, who if confirmed is likely to make America’s highest court more conservative.

Rachel Mitchell, the Arizona prosecutor hired by Republicans to question one of the judge’s accusers, Prof Christine Blasey Ford, during hearings last week, gave her memo to senators on Sunday.

In it, she questioned Prof Ford’s credibility, calling her case weak and saying she did not think “that a reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the Committee”.

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