Kavanaugh's Yale classmate, historian Charles Ludington, says judge was a heavy drinker

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Charles ‘Chad’ Ludington and Brett Kavanaugh were classmates at Yale. They socialized together, Ludington says.

Now Kavanaugh is a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, under fire over accusations of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault allegations. The FBI is investigating, after dramatic testimony by Kavanaugh and accuser Christine Blasey Ford before a U.S. Senate committee led to demands that more be done to dig into the claims.

At the Senate hearing, Kavanaugh denied ever having had so much to drink that he blacked out.

Ludington is an associate professor of history at N.C. State University. On Sunday, he issued a statement about Kavanaugh in which he referred to the judge as “a frequent drinker, and a heavy drinker,” in college. He said he felt it was his “civic duty” to tell people about his experience drinking with Kavanaugh.

The Washington Post reported that Ludington planned to deliver a statement to the FBI’s Raleigh office Monday. ...

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