Key witness interviewed by FBI insists Ford’s friends pressured her to change story

Key witness interviewed by FBI insists Ford’s friends pressured her to change story
Rachel Mitchell, Christine Blasey Ford (Image via The Daily Caller)

Leland Keyser, a friend who Christine Blasey Ford claimed was at the party where she was allegedly sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh, has not only refuted the accuser’s version of the story but told FBI investigators that Ford’s “allies” tried to pressure her to change her version of events.

Keyser, along with every other witness identified by Ford, was unable to corroborate any details in Ford’s accusations.

“Simply put, Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford,” Keyser’s lawyer stated under penalty of felony.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Keyser informed investigators that Ford’s friend, former FBI agent Monica McLean, had urged her to alter the original statement.

McLean’s lawyer say the allegation is “absolutely false,” but according to the report, the FBI has passed text messages from McLean to Keyser along to the White House and Senate.

If the name Monica McLean sounds familiar, you may recall she was part of another falsehood that came out of Ford’s testimony. Under questioning by sex crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, Ford claimed she had never offered tips on how to pass a polygraph.

An ex-boyfriend of Ford, however, claimed she’d helped a friend prepare for a polygraph exam once upon a time. That friend was McLean.

An executive summary of the FBI investigation, which included an interview with Keyser, concluded that “there is no corroboration of the allegations made by Dr. Ford or Ms. Ramirez.”

Cross posted at the Mental Recession

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.


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