it appears that even the female witness Christine named is saying she's a liar. Why is Grassley stalling on calling a vote? This kookoo-bird is obviously lying. Committee contacts Ford’s friend about party; ‘she has no recollection’ of it, lawyer says As the Senate Judiciary Committee staff negotiates with attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a past sexual assault, over a potential hearing on Thursday, Republican staffers are working to interview those who may have information about the alleged incident. CNN has learned that the committee has reached out to a longtime friend of Ford named Leland Ingham Keyser. On Saturday night, her lawyer, Howard Walsh, released a statement to CNN and the Senate Judiciary Committee.. “Simply put,” Walsh said, “Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford.” The lawyer acknowledged to CNN that Keyser is a lifelong friend of Ford’s.