Potential Kavanaugh investigation witnesses frustrated over being ignored by the FBI

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The FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is over, and several potential witnesses who approached the FBI and said they had information to share say they're frustrated they were unable to get through to anyone.

Several of those people told The New Yorker they sent statements to the FBI and senators hoping they would listen to them before the investigation finished. Deborah Ramirez, who says Kavanaugh exposed himself when they were at a party at Yale, told The New Yorker she feels like she's being "silenced" because she gave the FBI a list of people "who were key to corroborating my story," but they were not contacted.

One of Kavanaugh's suitemates, Kenneth Appold, said he heard about the alleged incident around the time it took place, and is "100 percent certain" he was told Kavanaugh was involved. "I can corroborate Debbie's account," he said. "I believe her, because it matches the same story I heard 35 years ago, although the two of us have never talked." He contacted the FBI but never heard back, so he submitted a statement through the bureau's website.

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A former Georgetown Prep classmate says he often heard Kavanaugh talking about Renate Schroeder Dolphin — Kavanaugh told senators that the "Renate Alumni" references he and his friends included in the yearbook was a platonic term of "endearment" — and the clear inference was that "Renate was the girl that everyone passed around for sex." He also said he heard Kavanaugh sing a crude rhyme about her, which he found "sickening." This man submitted a sworn declaration to the FBI, as did Angela Walker, a classmate of Dolphin's. She told The New Yorker she had a friend who attended Georgetown Prep, and he warned her during a house party "not to go upstairs, where the bedrooms were, cautioning me that it could be dangerous." Read more from these potential witnesses at The New Yorker.

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