A former classmate of Deborah Ramirez, who was the second woman to accuse Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in recent weeks, said he has tried to offer corroborating testimony to the FBI but has not received a follow-up phone call from the agency, according to The New Yorker.
The FBI began an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations by Ramirez, Christine Blasey Ford, and Julie Swetnick over the weekend, after Ford and Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday.
> A Yale classmate attempting to corroborate Deborah Ramirez’s account that, during her freshman year at Yale, Kavanaugh thrust his penis in her face at a drunken party, said that he, too, has struggled unsuccessfully to reach the F.B.I.
The classmate, who has chosen to remain anonymous at this point, says he remembers hearing about the incident Ramirez alleges either the night it occurred or within the following two days, The New Yorker reported.
> The classmate said that he was “one-hundred-per-cent certain” that he had heard an account that was practically identical to Ramirez’s, thirty-five years ago, but the two had never spoken about it. He had hoped to convey this to the F.B.I., but, when he reached out to a Bureau official in Washington, D.C., he was told to contact the F.B.I. field office nearest his home.
After initially reaching a record, he was able to get a live person on the phone; however, he said that individual had no idea what he was talking about.
He reached out again to the official FBI headquarters in D.C. with no success, and eventually left a tip through the agency’s online portal.
> “I thought it was going to be an investigation,” the Yale classmate said, “but instead it seems it’s just an alibi for Republicans to vote for Kavanaugh.” He said that he had been in touch with other classmates who also wanted to provide information corroborating Ramirez’s account, but that they had not done so.