Lifelong friend of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and the fourth alleged witness in Ford’s story of alleged sexual assault by Judge Brett Kavanaugh says she was pressured by Democrats to change her story on Kavanaugh.
Leland Keyser was one of Fords best friends in high school but says she has no recollection of ever having been at a party with Kavanaugh, and that she doesn’t even know him.
Keyser told investigators that Monica McLean, a retired Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and friend of Ford’s, had urged her to clarify her statement, according to The Wall Street Journal.
On September 23rd, Keyser’s attorney Howard Walsh, wrote in a statement that was sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee, “Simply put, Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford.”
“Leland has significant health challenges, and let me know that she needed her lawyer to take care of this for her, and she texted me right afterward with an apology and good wishes,” Ford said during the hearing.
She added: “Leland would not remember this unremarkable party. It was not one of their more notorious parties, and nothing remarkable happened to them that evening.”
McLean’s lawyer denied his client tried to influence Keyser to change her account, calling it “absolutely false.”
“Any notion or claim that Ms. McLean pressured Leland Keyser to alter Ms. Keyser’s account of what she recalled concerning the alleged incident between Dr. Ford and Brett Kavanaugh is absolutely false,” attorney David Laufman said in a statement to Fox News.
Keyser is one of four people that Ford said was at the party where Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her. Brett Kavanaugh, Mark Judge, Patrick J. Smyth (“PJ”) and Leland Ingham Keyser. All four have denied that there was any such party.
Keyser has been the biggest thorn in the side of Democrats during this time because she refuses to lie and claim that she remembers things that she honestly has no recollection of.
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