On the eve of embattled SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that sexual assault accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s allies have spent the past two weeks ratcheting up pressure on Leland Keyser, a key witness, to change her story. According to the WSJ report:
“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 FBI agent and a friend of Dr. Ford’s, had urged her to ‘clarify’ her statement. McLean is also the ‘friend’ in question about being coached through a polygraph, possible for this FBI gig, by none other than Christine Blasey Ford.”
Here’s more from Hot Air…
As attorneys for Christine Ford Blasey demanded an FBI investigation over the last two weeks, the Wall Street Journal reports that her allies were pressuring one witness to change her story. Ford named Leland Keyser as one of four potential witnesses to the Washington Post, but once her name became public, Keyser issued a statement through her attorneys that she cannot recall ever being at a party with Brett Kavanaugh.
Almost immediately, a Ford friend began pressing her to modify her first statement — and that friend just happened to be a former FBI agent:
No, the alleged attack on Ford didn’t happen at the July 1, 1982 party, says … Ford team member
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.