Media Discredits FBI Investigation It Demanded on Kavanaugh

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An Indiana University professor who lived in the same dorm as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he called the FBI with information that could help its investigation, but they never responded. I would tell them this: Brett Kavanaugh stood up under oath and lied about his drinking and about the meaning of words in his yearbook.

Roche also gave an interview on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 on Wednesday night, reiterating his claim that Kavanaugh was lying when he testified.

"I know this because I heard Brett and his friends using these terms on multiple occasions", Roche said.

At first, it emerged the Bureau had not contacted Kavanaugh's most prominent and the first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, as her lawyers revealed they had not been contacted by the FBI.

Kavanaugh earlier testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee that he has never been blackout drunk.

Roche described Kavanaugh's alcohol consumption during freshman year as "notably heavy" by saying "he was drunk least once, maybe twice on the weekends", and possibly during the weekdays as well. "He would throw up, and then, in the morning, would have a lot of trouble getting out of bed".

The three Kavanaugh friends acknowledged that although they've been threatened and accused of "attempting to ruin a man's life because of his drunken antics as a college student", they also noted that he was far from alone in his exploits. Huffington Post guest writer William Scheuerman says he lived in the same residence hall as Kavanaugh and was able to come up with a list of classmates who may have witnessed Debbie Ramirez's assault.

It appears he will not be given the opportunity, however.

With the FBI's supplemental review of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh completed, senators began filing in Thursday to learn of the agency's findings.

'Not only did I know that he wasn't telling the truth I knew that he knew that he wasn't telling the truth, ' he continued.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the third day of his confirmation hearing to serve as a Justice on the Supreme Court at the Capitol in Washington on September 6, 2018.

The FBI interviewed Mark Judge, a friend of Kavanaugh's from his high school days who Christine Blasey Ford said witnessed Kavanaugh's alleged assault on her. Judge said previously that he had no memory of the incident.

In the Slate op-ed, Roche notes he was raised in a Republican family - his mother was a Republican state representative in CT and "my father owns a MAGA hat".

But Roche wrote that Kavanaugh lied under oath.

However, Roche explained that he made a decision to speak because "Debbie needed someone to help her be heard".

"In Brett's cases, if he is innocent, he should be cleared", Roche writes in the Slate op-ed. "I don't think it would be fair to share those in public". "I don't think that means you can't have a strong career or even be a moral person".

"In fact, none of us condemned Brett for his frequent drunkenness", they wrote.