This is explosive testimony from a classmate of Dr. Ford. If it isn’t sufficient probable cause for an investigation, I don’t know what is.
A former schoolmate of Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser wrote a Facebook post saying she recalls hearing about the alleged assault incident involving the future Supreme Court nominee, though she says she has no first-hand information to corroborate the accuser’s claims.
“Christine Blasey Ford was a year or so behind me,” wrote the woman, Cristina Miranda King, who now works as a performing arts curator in Mexico City. “I did not know her personally but I remember her. This incident did happen.”
She added, “Many of us heard a buzz about it indirectly with few specific details. However Christine’s vivid recollection should be more than enough for us to truly, deeply know that the accusation is true.” . . .
King has since taken down her Facebook post, which NBC News verified as having appeared on her account. She said on Twitter that she deleted it “because it served its purpose and I am now dealing with a slew of requests for interviews…Organizing how I want to proceed. Was not ready for that, not sure I am interested in pursuing. Thanks for reading.”
She later posted on Facebook: “To all media, I will not be doing anymore interviews. No more circus for me. To clarify my post: I do not have first hand knowledge of the incident that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford mentions, and I stand by my support for Christine. That’s it. I don’t have more to say on the subject. Please don’t contact me further.”
Holton-Arms did not return a call seeking verification of King’s attendance. But a 1982 yearbook lists “Cristina King” as a student, and member of the Holton-Arms Athletic Association, an honor society. In her senior year, she led the school chorus as president, according to the 1983 yearbook. “Cristina King was able to keep the chorus members in tune as they trooped up to Hill and Lawrenceville to dazzle the boys with their talent and good looks,” the club’s yearbook page reads.
Blasey Ford appears in both yearbooks as well. She graduated in 1984.
Here is the Facebook post that King later took down. I found this at: https://twitter.com/jaybookmanajc/status/1042386834284789760.
I apologize for the low resolution image – if I find a crisper image, I’ll post it later.
It seems to me that if King recalls other students discussing the incident, then there may be additional corroboration. The FBI must conduct interviews with King and any classmates she thinks may have discussed this.
UPDATE: Here’s some more detail from Law & Crime. They are taking a more reserved view of the provenance of this Facebook post than NBC did. Bottom line: King needs to come forward for interviews by the press and FBI – it would be irresponsible to post these recollections to Facebook and Twitter and then not make herself available to back up what she’s said.