Brett Kavanaugh 'involved in bar brawl after UB40 gig'

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In college, Brett Kavanaugh often became "belligerent and aggressive" while drinking and was frequently seen "staggering from alcohol consumption", a former Yale classmate told the New York Times.

In the report (if you want to call it that), the Times writers looked into a bar fight that took place in September 1985 near Yale that led to Kavanaugh and four other men being questioned by police. By his account, the two of them and one other friend had retired after the UB40 show in '85 to a bar called Demery's, where they noticed a man they thought resembled Ali Campbell, the group's lead singer, and made a decision to approach him.

Kavanaugh's former Yale classmate Charles "Chad" Ludington said Kavanaugh had "mischaracterized" his college drinking in his testimony before the Senate Judiciary committee last week, which is now looking into several allegations of sexual assault against the judge.

Mr Dudley, a Yale basketball player, is then said to have grabbed his beer and "smashed into in the head of the guy, who by now had Brett in an embrace". He was treated at a hospital, The Times reported. What motivated New York Times reporter to write this ridiculous story?

The bar fight report comes amid Kavanaugh's testimony in which he challenged claims that suggested he was a "sloppy drunk".

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Leahy released a statement on Friday morning , in which he reiterated his decision to vote against Kavanaugh's nomination. The committee voted to move Kavanaugh's confirmation to the full Senate pending an FBI investigation.

Charles Ludington said that he was "deeply troubled" by the judge's "blatant mischaracterisation".

When asked about Judge Kavanaugh's drinking habits during a news conference on Monday, Mr Trump said he thought his answers during the hearing were "excellent".

Nine of the 10 Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter on Monday to FBI director Christopher Wray and White House counsel Don McGahn listing 24 people who they said should be interviewed by the FBI, and urged that the investigation assess all three allegations of sexual misconduct.

Kavanaugh's drinking habits in high school and college were a topic of debate during last week's Senate hearing, where Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford, who accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexually assaulting her in high school, also testified.

He said: "Sometimes I had too many beers, sometimes others did".

Dudley reportedly denied the allegations. On Friday, President Trump ordered the FBI to reopen the background investigation of Kavanaugh. In response to a statement from Kavanaugh in which he insisted that he was focused on sports and academics in school and never drank to excess, Liz Swisher, another former classmate at Yale who now works as a doctor in Seattle, said that his statements were "not credible".

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