Whelan’s advised “Kavanaugh’s confirmation effort…is close friends with both Kavanaugh and Leonard Leo (Federalist Society)…who has been helping to spearhead the nomination.
Kavanaugh and his allies have been privately discussing a defense…would raise doubts that the attacker wasKavanaugh”(WaPo)
“Amid the maneuvering, the nomination was roiled further late Thursday by incendiary tweets from a prominent Kavanaugh friend and supporter who publicly identified another high school classmate of Kavanaugh’s as Ford’s possible attacker.
Ed Whelan, a former clerk to the late justice Antonin Scalia and president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, pointed to floor plans, online photographs and other information to suggest a location for the house party in suburban Maryland that Ford described. He also named and posted photographs of the classmate he suggested could be responsible.”