Dozens of people reportedly reached out to the FBI in recent days in the hopes of sharing potentially helpful information with the bureau as it conducted its "limited" probe into the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
In an op-ed for Slate, James Roche wrote that Kavanaugh drank boldly, without hesitation or reservation, reports CNN.
"I think the most important thing is when people say a thorough investigation was done, people need to know that is not the case", he says.
Kavanaugh testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee that he has never been blackout drunk.
I know this because I heard Brett and his friends using these terms on multiple occasions, ' Roche wrote, without elaborating on how he claims Kavanaugh used the phrases.
"I believe Debbie because I know her", he said.
During the hearing, in response to questions about his drinking habits, Kavanaugh repeatedly denied that he had ever passed out or blacked out from consuming alcohol, only admitting that he "likes beer".
'In his words and his behavior, Judge Kavanaugh has shown contempt for the truth, for the process, for the rule of law, and for accountability, ' Roche wrote.
It appears he will not be given the opportunity, however.
The FBI's interview with Ramirez is part of a report on Kavanaugh that has not been publicly published; Senators and some aides were allowed to review it in private Thursday morning. Sen.
'I will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh, ' Collins said on the Senate floor during a 45 minute speech, adding: 'My fervent hope is that Brett Kavanaugh will work to lessen the divisions in the Supreme Court'.
It came up during the Senate Judiciary Committee public hearing on September 27.
'We were in a room together, our beds were 10 feet apart for a couple of months, ' Roche said.
The FBI interviewed several people, including three who Ford had said attended a 1982 high school gathering in suburban Maryland where she says Kavanaugh's attack occurred, plus another Kavanaugh friend.
"I was not a choirboy, but--unlike Brett--I'm not going on national television and testifying under oath that I was", Roche continued.
One of the most important former classmates of Kavanaugh is Kenneth Appold who is now a professor at Princeton's Theological Seminary. "I thought Dr. Ford's testimony was very compelling but I don't know her".
"As a general matter, if the FBI is conducting an investigation. they decide who they need to talk to", said Carrie Cordero, a former counsel to the US assistant attorney general for national security.
But Roche wrote that Kavanaugh lied under oath. My mother, who has since passed away, was a Republican state representative in CT.
A number of Kavanaugh's detractors have accused the judge of lying about the term.
Roche later issued a lengthier statement describing Kavanaugh as a heavy drinker in college.