As Byron York notes in a must-read article in the Washington Examiner, Democrats believe they have identified the elusive house party where Christine Blasey Ford claims she was assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh:
Just hours after the end of the Brett Kavanaugh-Christine Ford hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, some Democrats began to suggest that a key piece of evidence had emerged. Examining the calendars from the summer of 1982 that Kavanaugh gave the committee days earlier, they focused on an entry for July 1, 1982 — 36 years and three months ago.
The entry read: ‘Tobin’s house — Workout/Go to Timmy’s for Skis w/Judge, Tom, PJ, Bernie, Squi.’
York rehashes the Democrats’ claim, noting unexplained discrepancies, one of which is that four of the six friends Kavanaugh’s calendar entry alludes to — Timmy, Tom, Bernie, and Squi — were not mentioned as being present at the party Ford described in her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee:
One evening that summer, after a day of diving at the club, I attended a small gathering at a house in the Bethesda area. There were four boys I remember specifically being there: Brett Kavanaugh, Mark Judge, a boy named P.J., and one other boy whose name I cannot recall. I also remember my friend Leland attending.
If the fourth boy present was the one called “Squi” — Kavanaugh’s nickname for Chris Garrett — it is highly likely that Ford would remember since, according to her testimony, she and Garrett were going out together at that time:
RACHEL MITCHELL: OK. How would you characterize your relationship with him [Garrett], both before and after this took place, this person?
CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD: He was somebody that, we use the phrase, I went out with — I wouldn’t say date — I went out with for a few months. That was how we termed it at the time. And after that we were distant friends and ran into each other periodically at Columbia Country Club, but I didn’t see him often.
York notes that “when Kavanaugh supporter Ed Whalen came up with a theory of mistaken identity, suggesting without evidence that Garrett, and not Kavanaugh, attacked Ford, Ford quickly said that there was no way she would mistake the two, and that she knew without doubt that Kavanaugh, not Garrett, was her attacker.”
But is it possible that this is where her memory fails her? Could it be that she is precisely substituting Kavanaugh’s face for Garrett’s as the boy now “seared in her memory” laying “on top of” her, “running his hands over” body “and grinding into” her?
If that were the case, it might explain why during her testimony she could not even bring herself to mention Garrett by name, as though just uttering the syllables was painful:
MITCHELL: OK. You mentioned about some possible information, such as when Mark Judge worked at the supermarket. I want to ask you about someone else. You mentioned that there was a classmate who was really sort of the connection between you and Brett Kavanaugh. Who was this person?
FORD: I — I think that that case with Mr. Whelan, who was looking at my LinkedIn page and then trying to blame the person, I just don’t feel like it’s right for us to be talking about that.
MITCHELL: I’m not trying to blame anybody, I just want to know who the common friend that you and…
FORD: The person that Mr. Whelan was trying to say looked like Mr. Kavanaugh.
MITCHELL: … OK. How long did you know this person?
FORD: Maybe for a couple of months we socialized, but he also was a member of the same country club and I know his younger brother as well.
MITCHELL: OK. So a couple of months before this took place?
MITCHELL: OK. How would you characterize your relationship with him, both before and after this took place, this person?
FORD: He was somebody that, we use the phrase, I went out with — I wouldn’t say date — I went out with for a few months. That was how we termed it at the time. And after that we were distant friends and ran into each other periodically at Columbia Country Club, but I didn’t see him often.
FORD: But I saw his brother and him several times.
MITCHELL: Was this person the only common link between you and Mr. — Judge Kavanaugh?
FORD: He’s the only one that I would be able to name right now — that I would like to not name, but you know who I mean. And — but there are certainly other members of Columbia Country Club that were common friends or they were more acquaintances of mine and friends of Mr. Kavanaugh.
Perhaps this is something the FBI should explore more deeply.