Mr. Judge has been interviewed by the FBI but his interview has not been completed. We request your patience as the FBI completes its investigation.
That’s from Barbara “Biz” Van Gelder, an attorney for Brett Kavanaugh’s longtime friend Mark Judge, who Christine Blasey Ford claims was in the room for the sexual assault she says occurred at a house party when the three were high school students. Here’s the actual letter:
Meanwhile, a lawyer for Patrick J. Smyth, another of the four people Ford claims were at the party, says Smyth has “fully cooperated” with the FBI. Here’s a statement from Smyth’s lawyer, Eric Bruce of Kobre & Kim:
[He] truthfully answered every question the FBI asked him [and] 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 Kavanaugh.
These denials are obviously not surprising, nor is it surprising that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said this today of Kavanaugh’s nomination:
The time for endless delay and obstruction has come to a close. Judge Kavanaugh's nomination is out of committee. We're considering it here on the floor. And we'll be voting this week.
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) October 1, 2018
As the FBI presses ahead with what will probably end up being a fruitless probe, and as Republicans continue to insist on pushing the nomination forward, it’s worth mentioning that in addition to written accounts of his high school days drinking with a character called “Bart O’Kavanaugh”, Mark Judge also produced and starred in a series of short videos.
CNN has reviewed nearly a half dozen of those, describing them as a collection of “short vignettes” that touch on everything from religion to philosophy.
One of the videos, called “My Subconscious (Outtakes)”, is particularly bizarre.
If you’re wondering whether that video is available, the answer is actually “yes”.
Here is “My Subconscious (Outtakes)”, followed by CNN’s description of the video in case you find yourself at a loss for words:
“My Subconscious (Outtakes)” begins with what appears to be the silhouette of Judge standing outside, then transitions to video of a rough ocean, a party with couples dancing happily, a church Mass, a Brooks Brothers store, a woman lying in her bra on a bed and another woman lying on a bed covered in political pamphlets that read “Obama’s Betrayal of Israel.”
A cast of women, almost all fresh-faced and buxom, offer intense stares into the camera and wide smiles depending on the mood of the video. The women portrayed on camera do not speak in the short films that CNN reviewed; instead, music sets the mood.