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Second Kavanaugh Accusation with Ties to Boulder Surfaces

September 27, 2018

An anonymous letter arrived at Senator Cory Gardner’s office on Saturday accusing Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of yet another incident of sexual misconduct.

The letter’s author said that their daughter, who is from Boulder, used to socialize with Kavanaugh when the judge was dating one of the daughter’s friends while working for Ken Starr, the independent counsel who investigated President Bill Clintton, in Washington, D.C.

According to the letter, on the night in question, the author’s daughter met with a group of four people, including Kavanaugh, at a Washington, D.C., bar. When they left, Kavanaugh was drunk and became aggressive.

“They were all shocked when Brett Kavanaugh shoved her friend up against the wall very aggressively and sexually...,” the letter states. “Her friend, still traumatized, called my daughter yesterday, September 21, 2018, wondering what to do about it. They decided to remain anonymous.”

Casey Contres, a spokesman for Sen. Gardner told the Daily Camera on Wednesday that “upon receiving the anonymous letter, we immediately notified the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is handling the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh. The letter was shared with both Republican staff and Democrat staff.” But Contres noted that Sen. Gardner did not respond because the letter contained no names, no address, and no contact info.

After being alerted to the new allegation, Senate Judiciary Committee staffers called Kavanaugh on Tuesday, to question his involvement in the incident, at which time the prospective Supreme Court Justice denied even associating with a Boulder woman at the time.

“We’re dealing with an anonymous letter about an anonymous person and an anonymous friend,” he said. “It’s ridiculous. Total twilight zone. And no, I’ve never done anything like that.”

He also reiterated his position that all four accusations are a result of a smear campaign concocted by the Democrats to hinder his confirmation to the Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh’s initial accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, is set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday with a vote to confirm Kavanaugh scheduled for Friday, despite no formal FBI investigations into any of the accusations.

Boulder woman Deborah Ramirez told The New Yorker that Kavanaugh exposed himself during a drunken dormitory party at Yale, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away.

On Wednesday a third woman, Julie Swetnik, submitted a sworn statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee saying Kavanaugh was present at a party where she was drugged and gang-raped.

John Spina: 303-473-1389, jspina@times-call.com , @jsspina24

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