Co-author and New York Times reporter Robin Pogrebin said on Hill.TV Thursday that it wasn’t her and co-author Kate Kelly’s role to determine whether Justice Brett Kavanaugh should be impeached, but that the sexual assault allegations pinned against him “rang true” to them.
In their book, The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation, the authors explain that the allegations by Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez felt true to them in a “gut” way, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
The book follows fresh allegations from Ramirez that Kavanaugh exposed himself at a Yale dorm party, leading Democratic presidential candidates to vow to their supporters that they will impeach Kavanaugh.
The report was uncorroborated, however. Of the seven classmates who were supposedly at the party, only one had heard about the incident without witnessing it directly.
The book also included a report that Kavanaugh exposed himself to a woman at separate dorm party and put his penis in her hands, based on a statement given to lawmakers last year by classmate Max Stier. This report caused some trouble for the New York Times, as they forgot to mention that the woman did not recall that ever happening and refused to talk to anyone about it.
Pogrebin shared a Vox article saying it was wrong of Fox News to refer to the update of the report as a “correction,” even though Pogrebin told The View beforehand that the piece needed correction.