Judge Kavanaugh’s third accuser has come under scrutiny as her story begins to unravel. NBC’s interview of Swetnick even came with a disclaimer that her recount of events could not be corroborated.
An analysis of her interview done by Robby Soave at Reason claims she has serious credibility issues.
In the course of the interview, Swetnick contradicted her previous written statement, jumbled the timeline of her decision to come forward, and expressed uncertainty about whether Kavanaugh was actually involved in her own assault. She also borrowed a few key phrases from the story told by Christine Blasey Ford, the initial Kavanaugh accuser who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week….
This was not lost on Snow, who cautioned that NBC could not corroborate Swetnick’s story, and had discovered that several of her proposed witnesses were deceased. One person whom Swetnick claimed attended the house parties with her—parties at which women were routinely sexually assaulted, according to Swetnick—told NBC he didn’t know her.
“This morning, Swetnick provided four names of friends she says went to the parties with her,” said Snow. “One of them says he does not recall a Julie Swetnick. Another of the friends is deceased. We’ve reach out to the other two, but haven’t heard back.” …
But there’s good reason to doubt this part of her story. In her sworn written statement, Swetnick claimed Kavanaugh would spike girls’ drinks—and yet, in her interview with Snow, Swetnick merely claimed that she saw Kavanaugh near the punch bowl.
“I did see him giving red solo cups to quite a few girls,” said Swetnick. “I saw him around the punchbowls. I don’t know what he did.”