A friend of Christine Blasey Ford told FBI investigators that she felt pressured by Dr. Ford’s allies to revisit her initial statement that she knew nothing about an alleged sexual assault by a teenage Brett Kavanaugh, which she later updated to say that she believed but couldn’t corroborate Dr. Ford’s account, according to people familiar with the matter.
Leland Keyser, who Dr. Ford has said was present at the gathering where she was allegedly assaulted in the 1980s, told investigators that Monica McLean, a retired Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and a friend of Dr. Ford’s, had urged her to clarify her statement, the people said.
Atlantic writer Elaina Plott notes that this genuine bombshell story is getting a lot of attention from Senate Republicans:
This piece making rounds in Senate GOP this am—> https://t.co/ggPZVLiQZS
— Elaina Plott (@elainaplott) October 5, 2018
Why is it only making rounds in the Senate GOP, Elaina?
Weird that it's not making any rounds elsewhere, isn't it?
— A Ban For All Seasons (@Michigan_P1) October 5, 2018
Shouldn’t the democrats also be talking about this?
— the pitch fork (@mr_pitchfork) October 5, 2018
Golly. Given it's big significance, why isn't it "making rounds" with Senate Democrats this am?
— Benedict Gomez (@BenedictGomez) October 5, 2018
Why isn't it making the rounds with Senate dems?
Or is this a silly question?
— Keith ??? Burton (@bbeekk321) October 5, 2018
Why isn't it making rounds in other circles? I wonder. I just can't put my finger on it.
— whizwith (@Lopper11) October 5, 2018
Weird how only one side cares about this stuff https://t.co/STeQZrWSsN
— Booe! Gabriel Simonson ? (@SaysSimonson) October 5, 2018
Seems like it should be making the rounds everywhere if anybody cared about the truth
— Sharkweek & chill (@TheOtherRock2) October 5, 2018
And that’s just it: Democrats don’t care about the truth. They never did.
"We want the Truth" …… said the Dems…..never.
— Cstamp (@Honda753) October 5, 2018
Neither did the media.
Because the press and their Dem pals don't care about it?
— mediapostate (@mediapostate) October 5, 2018
But not in your circle I’m sure
— It Gets Worse (@Chateau_Diff) October 5, 2018
I would think the media would be a little more interested. They should be.
— Taro Tsujimoto (@RCannon74) October 5, 2018
This should be making rounds w Dems and the media too. Telling you frame it this way. Well done everyone.
— Chris Tsotsoros (@ctsotsoros) October 5, 2018