The Wall Street Journal reports that there is evidence that a close friend of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was pressured into “revisiting” her testimony regarding an alleged assault by a teenaged Brett Kavanaugh, according to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley.
“There is evidence I can’t speak about it because it’s in the FBI report but there’s evidence about other people that have been questioned that they were led into it as well,” he said on Fox & Friends. “So this is another example of headquarters for the resistance being right here on Capitol Hill.
And the person who pressured Leland Keyser to revisit her testimony was Monica McLean, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who left the agency just as President Trump was taking office, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The WSJ reports Ms. Keyser 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.”
She later revised her statement to say that she believed Dr. Ford but could not corroborate her account, the WSJ reported.
Dr. Ford allegedly helped McLean prepare for a polygraph test in the 1990, according to a written declaration by Ford’s ex-boyfriend.
“He said he saw Ford going to great lengths to help a woman he believed was her ‘life-long best friend’ prepare for a potential polygraph test. He added that the woman, Monica McLean, had been interviewing for jobs with the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office,” Fox News reported Thursday.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley is demanding Ford’s lawyers turn over therapy notes, polygraph materials and communications with the media, as well as urging the Ford legal team to turn over records of communications between Dr. Ford and the offices of Senators Feinstein and Hirono.