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Mark Judge to cooperate with FBI investigation on Kavanaugh allegations

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  • Mark Judge has agreed to cooperate with law enforcement if
    they choose to investigate allegations leveled by Julie Swetnick,
    the client of high-profile attorney Michael Avenatti, against
    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. 
  • If the FBI or any law enforcement agency requests
    Mr. Judge’s cooperation, he will answer any and all questions
    posed to him,” his lawyer Barbara Van Gelder told the Senate
    Judiciary Committee. 
  • The letter comes at the same time the committee has requested
    a supplemental FBI background check into Christine Blasey Ford’s
    allegations that Kavanaugh assaulted her in 1982. 

A key potential witness to Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation of
sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has
agreed to cooperate with law enforcement regarding allegations
leveled by another woman against Kavanaugh.

In a Friday letter to the Senate
Judiciary Committee.
 Barbara Van Gelder, an attorney for
Kavanaugh’s friend Mark Judge, said her client
would cooperate with relevant law enforcement into allegations from Julie
Swetnick
, the client of high-profile attorney Michael
Avenatti. Van Gelder said Judge had never met Swtnick at any
point during the timeframe she has described.

“If the FBI or any law enforcement agency requests Mr. Judge’s
cooperation, he will answer any and all questions posed to him,”
Van Gelder said. 

Judge has become a central
figure
in another prong of Kavanaugh-related allegations. In
dramatic Thursday testimony before the Senate, psychology
professor Christine Blasey Ford accused Judge of aiding and
abetting Kavanaugh in an incident during which she says Kavanaugh
assaulted and attempted to rape her at a high-school party. She
testified that he blasted loud music and laughed during the
alleged assault. 

Judge previously sent a sworn statement to the Senate Judiciary
Committee denying being part of the alleged incident. On Friday
morning, Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal brought an unsuccessful motion
to subpoena Judge to appear before the committee to testify on
the allegations. 

On Friday afternoon, the Senate Judiciary Committee formally asked the White House to
request a one-week supplemental FBI investigation
into Ford’s
allegations against Kavanaugh. 

“Mr. Judge does not recall the events described by Dr. Ford in
her testimony before the US Senate Judiciary Committee today. We
have told the Committee that Mr. Judge does not want to comment
about these events publicly,” Van Gelder told Business Insider on
Thursday night. 

“We also have said that he is willing to answer written
questions, and he has. In addition, he is willing to participate
in a confidential, fact-finding investigation,” she added.

Van Gelder did not immediately respond to a request for comment
about the supplemental background investigation requested by the
Senate committee. 

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