Kavanaugh Classmate Chad Ludington Drops the F-Bomb on CNN

The New York Times says it shouldn't have assigned a writer who criticized Brett Kavanaugh on social media to its news story about the Supreme Court nominee's alleged involvement in a bar fight in 1985.

New York Times writer Emily Bazelon helped write a blockbuster story this week that revealed Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, once threw ice at another guy in a bar 30 odd years ago.

Former Yale classmate Chad Ludington became the latest to accuse Kavanaugh of being dishonest, saying that when he watched Kavanaugh deliver his testimony under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, he "cringed" and adding that he was willing to talk to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Former NBA player Chris Dudley said he regularly drank with Kavanaugh while the two were classmates at Yale University - and "never, ever saw him blacked out" drunk. Cozzolino, who was suffering from a cut ear, was taken to a hospital; Dudley was taken to the department's old detention center on Union Avenue, according to the report.

An unredacted version of the report states Dudley "was transported to Union Ave detention facility by prisoner conveyance." and a large "A" on the report indicates Dudley was arrested, according to New Haven's police chief Anthony Campbell. After attending the performance of UB40 in New Haven, Connecticut, Kavanaugh and his friends saw a man they believed to resemble the lead singer Ali Campbell.

See more on the FBI investigation in the video below. It was that restlessness that prompted him to come forward, he said. Amy Klobuchar during his hearing, Kavanaugh answered her question about whether he'd ever drank to the point of losing memory by saying, "I don't know". The Times spoke to Charles Ludington, a onetime friend of Kavanaugh's and Dudley's, who said he was there when Kavanaugh flung his beer in a man's face at Demery's, a now-closed bar on Broadway, jumpstarting a brawl that led to Dudley's arrest.

She alleges that Mr Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party in the early 1980s when they were both students at Yale.

The report describes a night on September 9, 1985, where Kavanaugh and his friends got into an altercation with another patron. "This is not a man who said that he was flawless with respect to alcohol", Trump said during a news conference on Monday.

Democrats have seized on Kavanaugh's indignant, emotional testimony before the Judiciary Committee to question whether he has the temperament for a lifetime appointment on the nation's highest court. This week, as allegations into Kavanaugh's past are being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New York Times reports that a police report said the two were in a bar fight together during their junior year of college in 1985.

  • Jacqueline Ellis