As allegations pile up against Brett Kavanaugh, the name Mark Judge is frequently mentioned. Judge, Kavanaugh’s lifelong friend, denied the initial Blasey-Ford claims but has been in hiding ever since.
A few days ago, a former college girlfriend of Judge’s, Elizabeth Rasor recalled: “Judge had told her ashamedly of an incident that involved him and other boys taking turns having sex with a drunk woman.”
Rasor has made the point that Judge did not mention any names, including that of Brett Kavanaugh. The story remains important though as Judge’s name has frequently come up in the sexual assault claims.
After the bombshell allegations of Julie Swetnick accusing Kavanaugh and Judge of sexual misconduct, Rasor’s story has taken on further importance.
According to the Washington Post, Elizabeth Rasor has informed the Senate Judiciary Committee that she is willing to speak with the FBI.
A letter from Rasor’s lawyer stated: “Ms. Rasor’s recollection of what occurred is stated accurately in the New Yorker piece and she would welcome the opportunity to share this information with agents of the FBI as part of a re-opened background investigation.”
Rasor has potentially become a key witness in this story. It would be nearly impossible to make a declaration of guilt or innocence without a testimony from Judge.
Rasor has noted that while Judge told her the tale in confidence, she felt as if she had to come forward with the information due to the gravity of the situation.
As accusations pile up and more corroborating witnesses come forward, Republicans may find it hard to move ahead with a confirmation vote.
As of right now, The GOP is plowing ahead. Lindsay Graham spoke out on the allegations, “I have a difficult time believing any person would continue to go to – according to the affidavit – ten parties over a two-year period where women were gang-raped and not report it.”
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