KLOBUCHAR: Drinking is one thing, but the concern is about truthfulness, and in your written testimony, you said sometimes you had too many drinks. Was there ever a time when you drank so much that you couldn't remember what happened, or part of what happened the night before?"KAVANAUGH: No, I -- no. I remember what happened, and I think you've probably had beers, Senator, and -- and so I...KLOBUCHAR: So you're saying there's never been a case where you drank so much that you didn't remember what happened the night before, or part of what happened.KAVANAUGH: It's -- you're asking about, you know, blackout. I don't know. Have you?KLOBUCHAR: Could you answer the question, Judge? I just -- so you -- that's not happened. Is that your answer?KAVANAUGH: Yeah, and I'm curious if you have.KLOBUCHAR: I have no drinking problem, Judge.KAVANAUGH: Yeah, nor do I.
KAVANAUGH: Just going to say I started my last colloquy by saying to Senator Klobuchar how much I respect her and respected what she did at the last hearing. And she asked me a question at the end that I responded by asking her a question and I didn't -- sorry, I did that. This is a tough process. I'm sorry about that.KLOBUCHAR: I appreciate that. I -- I would like to add, when you have a parent that’s an alcoholic, you’re pretty careful about drinking.
MITCHELL: Would you believe me if I told you that there’s no study that says that this setting in five-minute increments is the best way to do that?
MITCHELL: Did you know that the best way to do it is to have a trained interviewer talk to you one-on-one in a private setting, and to let you do the talking, just let you do a narrative? Did you know that?FORD: That makes a -- a lot of sense.MITCHELL: It does make a lot of sense, doesn't it?FORD: Yes.MITCHELL: And then to follow up, obviously, to fill in the details and -- and ask for clarification. Does that make sense, as well?FORD: Yes.MITCHELL: And -- and the research is done by a lot of people in the child abuse field. Two of the more prominent ones in the sexual assault field are Geisel and Fisher, who’ve talked about it, and it’s called a cognitive interview. This is not a cognitive interview.
DURBIN: Judge Kavanaugh, will you support an FBI investigation...KAVANAUGH: ... I'll do -- I'll...DURBIN: ... right now?KAVANAUGH: ... I -- I will do whatever the committee wants to...DURBIN: Personally, do you think that's the best thing for us to do? You won't answer?KAVANAUGH: ... Look, senator, I -- I’ve -- I’ve -- I’ve said I wanted a hearing and I’d said I was welcome ... anything. I’m innocent. This thing was held -- held when it could have been presented in the ordinary way. It could have been held and handled confidentially at first, which was what Dr. Ford’s wishes were as I understand it. It wouldn’t have caused this -- like, destroyed my family like this -- this effort has.
KAVANAUGH: I like beer. I like beer. I don't know if you do...WHITEHOUSE: Okay.KAVANAUGH: ... do you like beer, Senator, or not?WHITEHOUSE: Um, next...KAVANAUGH: What do you like to drink?
WHITEHOUSE: Judge, have you -- I don't know if it's "boufed" or "boofed" -- how do you pronounce that?KAVANAUGH: That refers to flatulence. We were 16.WHITEHOUSE: Okay. And so when your friend Mark Judge said the same -- put the same thing in his yearbook page back to you, he had the same meaning? It was flatulence?KAVANAUGH: I don’t know what he did, but that’s my recollection. We want to talk about flatulence at age 16 on a yearbook page, I’m -- I’m game.