Patrick "PJ" Smyth, Brett Kavanaugh's former Georgetown Prep classmate, has fully cooperated with the FBI as it investigates sexual misconduct accusations made against the Supreme Court nominee, according to his lawyer.
Smyth was named by Christine Blasey Ford as one of the other teenagers at a 1980s high school party in Maryland where she claims Kavanaugh drunkenly groped her and tried to remove her clothes.
"He truthfully answered every question the FBI asked him and, consistent with the information he previously provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee, he indicated that he has no knowledge of the small party or gathering described by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford nor does he have any knowledge of the allegations of improper conduct she has leveled against Brett Kavanaugh," Eric Bruce, Smyth's lawyer, wrote Monday in a statement shared with the Washington Examiner.
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Lawyer for PJ Smyth, who Christine Blasey Ford named as being at the gathering in question, says that he has "answered every question the FBI asked him," maintaining that he had no knowledge of the gathering or of "improper conduct" by Kavanaugh. pic.twitter.com/V1Yz9RjLHN— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) October 1, 2018
Smyth previously told Senate Judiciary Committee investigators in September through his lawyer that he had “never witnessed any improper conduct by Brett Kavanaugh towards women.”
Smyth is one of four targets of particular interest to the FBI as it conducts its supplemental background check into Kavanaugh before the full Senate is expected to vote on the judge's confirmation.
The other targets include Mark Judge and Leland Ingham Keyser, who Ford also alleges were at the party. The fourth person of interest is Deborah Ramirez, who claims Kavanaugh thrust his penis in her face during a Yale University undergraduate party in the 1983-84 academic year.
Senate Democrats have led the call for a more exhaustive FBI probe into the complaints made against Kavanaugh, all of which the judge has vehemently denied. The New York Times on Monday reported that the White House has directed the bureau to interview anyone it wants to before its Congress-imposed Friday deadline following criticism of the inquiry's scope.