Friend of Blasey Ford says threatened with ‘smear campaign’ if she didn’t back up story

Friend of Blasey Ford says threatened with ‘smear campaign’ if she didn’t back up story
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[Ed. – Back when this was all live a year ago, Ms. Keyser never quite got around to explicitly stating that.  Apparently CBS reports she is now doing so.]

Ford said her high school friend, Leland Keyser, was at the party that took place in 1982 when she claims Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her.

However, in a new book titled The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation, written by New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, Keyser is quoted as saying, “I don’t have any confidence in the story. Those facts together I don’t recollect, and it just didn’t make any sense.”

“It would be impossible for me to be the only girl at a get-together with three guys, have her leave, and then not figure out how she’s getting home,” Keyser recalled. “I just really didn’t have confidence in the story.”

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On Monday evening, Jan Crawford of CBS News reported Keyser claimed “Ford’s allies pressured her” to support the accusation against Kavanaugh and was threatened with a “smear campaign” if she did not comply…

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