Kavanaugh questioned by police in 1985 over Yale bar fight

Liz Swisher a former Yale classmate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh alleges he lied under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee

Brett Kavanaugh's classmate Lynne Brookes says he lied

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.

A 21-year-old patron accused Kavanaugh of throwing ice on him and said friend Chris Dudley, a Yale basketball player at the time, threw a glass that hit him in the ear.

A brawl ensued, prompting a call to the police. It did not say whether anyone was arrested, and there is no indication that charges were filed.

The most senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dianne Feinstein, has sent a letter urging the White House to release the written directive sent by President Trump to the FBI launching the investigation. "Throwing ice 33 years ago, or her opinion of Judge Kavanaugh in July?" tweeted White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

The incident is just the latest in a string of reports that have brought Kavanaugh's temperament and claims about his college drinking habits into question.

What is the FBI investigating?

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Although the committee on Friday approved Judge Kavanaugh's nomination, it was conditional on a new inquiry into what it said were the "credible allegations" facing him.

According to The New York Times, Kavanaugh may have initiated the altercation by throwing a beer at the victim.

What did the classmate say about Judge Kavanaugh?

According to the messages, Kavanaugh asked at least one friend to go on the record in his defense.

Mr Trump said he wanted the FBI to conduct a comprehensive investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against his Supreme Court nominee, but said he did not want to see a "witch hunt".

Charles Ludington said he was "deeply troubled" by Judge Kavanaugh's "blatant mischaracterisation".

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"The guy swung at Brett", Ludington continued, before noting that their friend Chris Dudley "took his beer and smashed it into the head of the guy, who by now had Brett in an embrace".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday said the full Senate will be voting on Kavanaugh's confirmation this week.

"I'm saying there were omissions", Ludington told reporters Monday. "The one thing I want is speed".

"You can't lie your way onto the Supreme Court, and with that statement out, he's gone too far", Brookes added.

Kavanaugh's drinking habits figure prominently in the sexual-assault allegations levied against him by Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez. Great student, great intellect. This provided an answer to a question that music fans had already been entertaining themselves by posing in recent days, about what kind of music the justice was most likely to have favored in his allegedly rowdier high school and college days.

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