Aug 15, 2016; Pompano Beach, FL, USA; UB40 singer Ali Campbell performs at the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre.

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Classmate: Kavanaugh threw drink at man who resembled UB40 singer

October 02, 2018 - 9:24 am
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WASHINGTON (1010 WINS) -- The White House says the FBI can talk to anybody it wants in the Brett Kavanaugh investigation, it just has to have everything done by Friday.

Democrats were livid over the weekend that only four people were going to be interviewed -- those were people associated with the Ford and Ramirez allegations. There were questions surrounding how far the FBI could go in pursuing leads. The White House has made it clear that the FBI can pursue whatever leads it feels are necessary, provided they are done by Friday.

Among those the FBI could talk to, but has reportedly not spoken with is Julie Swetnick who claims she was present with Kavanaugh at gang rape parties in the 1980s. Swetnick's ex-boyfriend Richard Vinneccy told Fox News he had to get a restraining order against her.

"Right after I broke up with her she basically called me many times, and at one point she basically said that you will never ever see your unborn child alive, and I'm just gonna g over there, I'm gonna kill you guys," he recalled.

There was no comment from Swetnick's attorney Michael Avenatti.

Democrats say the Friday deadline isn't enough time for the 24 witnesses they want interviewed. Now, the New York Times is reporting that Kavanaugh was questioned by cops in New Haven in connection with a bar fight there when he was a student at Yale in 1985.

"The argument between the two started when Mr. Cozzolino stated that Brett Kavanaugh threw ice at him for some unknown reason and he then got hit in the ear with a glass," the report says.

Chad Ludington, a former Kavanaugh classmate, also recalled an incident in which the judge allegedly doused a man with beer.

"On one of the last occasions I purposely socialized with Brett, I witnessed him respond to a semi-hostile remark, not by defusing the situation, but by throwing his beer in the man's face," he said in a statement.

Luddington told CNN's Chris Cuomo that the run-in took place after a UB40 concert. He says the group was sitting near a man who seemed to resemble UB40 singer Al Campbell. The man told the group to stop looking at him, and that's when things escalated.

Luddington claims Kavanaugh threw beer at the man, but upon hearing that there were ice cubes in the thrown drink said, "it must've been some sort of mixed drink."

He said after that, a melee ensued.

A spokesperson for UB40 founding member guitarist/vocalist Robin Campbell said in a statement to Billboard, "Obviously, there must have been an assault because the police were called and a report was filed, but this is a case of mistaken identity and has nothing to do with UB40."

Republican Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana say it all has to end soon.

"This entire thing makes me want to heave," he said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate will begin voting this week on Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.