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Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room in the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Feb. 11, 2014. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

Days after Brett Kavanaugh denied the sexual misconduct allegations that have imperiled his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, a Yale classmate of his came forward to the Senate Judiciary Committee to suggest one of the accusers was “mistaken” in alleging Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a night of drinking their first year on campus.

The former classmate, Joseph Smith Jr., now a partner in the Denver office of Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott, told the judiciary committee he thinks “it’s likely that [Deborah] Ramirez is mistaken about Kavanaugh exposing himself at a party.”

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C. Ryan Barber

C. Ryan Barber, based in Washington, covers government affairs and regulatory compliance. Contact him at [email protected]. On Twitter: @cryanbarber

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