KAVANAUGH HAS 1982 CALENDARS TO BACK UP DENIAL

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by Peter Baker, SF Chronicle:

WASHINGTON — Judge Brett Kavanaugh has calendars from the summer of 1982 that he plans to hand over to the Senate Judiciary Committee that do not show a party consistent with the description of his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, according to someone working for his confirmation.

The calendars do not disprove Blasey’s allegations, Kavanaugh’s team acknowledged. He could have attended a party that he did not list. But his team will argue to the senators that the calendars provide no corroboration for her account of a small gathering at a house where he allegedly pinned her to a bed and tried to remove her clothing.

The calendars show, according to the person working for his confirmation, that he was out of town much of the summer at the beach or away with his parents. When he was at home, the calendars list his basketball games, movie outings, football workouts and college interviews. A few parties are mentioned but include names of friends other than those identified by Ford.

Ford said she did not recall for sure when it took place but believed it was during the summer of 1982 when she was 15 and he was 17. At the time, Kavanaugh was a student at the all-boys Georgetown Preparatory School and Ford was at the all-girls Holton-Arms School, two private schools in the Maryland suburbs whose students socialized at the time.

Kavanaugh and Ford plan to testify before the Judiciary Committee on Thursday as it considers whether to endorse his nomination to the Supreme Court. Ford’s allegation of sexual assault when they were both teenagers has upended his seeming path to confirmation and set the stage for a public test of credibility when the two appear separately before the senators.

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