Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's high school friend, Mark Judge, is willing to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation that operates "confidentially," The Associated Press reported Friday.
Judge is implicated in allegations from Christine Blasey Ford, who says he was present at the time of her alleged assault. Judge previously submitted a brief statement that he "can't recall" ever "rough-housing" with girls while he and Kavanaugh attended Georgetown Preparatory School in Montgomery County, Maryland, but he did not testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee to refute Ford's claims. Judge's attorney said that "if the FBI or any law enforcement agency requests Mr. Judge's cooperation, he will answer any and all questions posed to him," but reiterated that Judge "asked not to testify publicly."
Ford says that Judge was in the room when Kavanaugh forcibly groped her back in the 1980s. Senate Democrats voiced frustration that the committee had not acted to subpoena Judge so that the only alleged eyewitness could give his account. Judge is also included in allegations from another woman, Julie Swetnick, who said Wednesday that Kavanaugh and Judge attended parties where girls were drugged and raped.
Previously, Judge was staying far away from Washington, D.C., reporters in a Delaware beach house, unwilling to answer questions about Ford's allegations or Kavanaugh's relation to tales of drunken debauchery in his memoir. Now that Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) has called for an FBI investigation into the matter, Judge will almost certainly be drawn into the fray. Lawmakers have not yet announced parameters for the investigation, if one begins. Summer Meza