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Kavanaugh's 1983 Yearbook Published Online.

The 1983 yearbook of Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh's high school was published online on the Internet Archive nearly in full. It gained spotlight after Kavanaugh's initial confirmation hearing, when Christine Blasey Ford accused him of a sexual assault that took place when they were in high school.

The (https://archive.org/details/cupola-1983/page/n9) yearbook  was acquired by Washington attorney Seth Berenzweig who made it public, following which adult film star Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti drew people's attention to a few phrases from the book that, according to him, hinted at the sexual and drinking culture prevalent at the school.

"By providing access to the 1983 Georgetown Prep yearbook, the Internet Archive is serving its mission as a library, helping people more fully understand the context of Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court," Mark Graham, the director of the Wayback Machine at the Internet Archive, said in a statement to the Intercept.

Kavanaugh had told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that apparent sexual references in his self-written yearbook actually had innocent and lesser-known definitions. Kavanaugh said the term "devil's triangle" referred to a drinking game, rather than a sexual threesome with two men.

On Wednesday,  Kavanaugh's Yale roommate Jaime Roche came forward to dispute the judge's senate hearing testimony, saying he was "shocked" when he heard that a "Devil's Triangle" was a drinking game.

"I was shocked when I heard that. Those words were commonly used, and they were references to sexual activities," Roche said. "If you think about the context in which you might hear those words, the way that he described them and the way that they are defined, they are not interchangeable. I heard them talk about it regularly."

Roche said (https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/03/politics/yale-roommate-kavanaugh-cnntv/index.html) during the interview he was unhappy with the way Kavanaugh and his friends treated women, and added the Supreme Court nominee was a "notable heavy drinker."

Three main questionable phrases in Kavanaugh's Georgetown Preparatory School's yearbook were - "FFFFFFFourth of July," "Devil's Triangle," and "Have you boofed yet?"

Kavanaugh had said the word "boof" referred to flatulence rather than rectally imbibing alcohol. However, the New Yorker reported last month high school boys usually refer to the term when talking about the "practice of anally ingesting alcohol or drugs." 

A page of the yearbook, which was published by Internet Archive, shows notes like, "Scooter snorts a six" and "is that the chick from beach week?" Other references include a locked cage containing beer kegs on page 44 labeled "100 Kegs or bust." That same page contained a caption, "Prep parties raise question of legality." On page 134, a pirated Hagar the Horrible cartoon showed a character having rigged up kegs on the side of several donkeys.

(https://theintercept.com/2018/10/03/brett-kavanaugh-yearbook-georgetown-prep-1983/) The Intercept reported Wednesday the yearbook published isn't complete as some pages about faculty and lower classes were not included. However, the included pages were unredacted.

Kavanaugh has denied allegations against him by Ford, Julie Swetnick and Deborah Ramirez. He denied being in any party of the kind described by Ford during the hearing and also downplayed his drinking habits. He also refuted allegations of aggressive drinking, but said occasionally he had "too many beers."

The White House found no corroboration of the allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against Kavanaugh after reviewing interview reports from the FBI's probe, the (http://www.wsj.com/articles/white-house-finds-no-corroboration-of-sexual-misconduct-allegations-against-kavanaugh-in-fbi-report-1538625927) Wall Street Journal reported late Wednesday citing sources. Officials were expected to send the FBI report to the Senate Judiciary Committee late Wednesday.

"Wow, such enthusiasm and energy for Judge Brett Kavanaugh," President Donald Trump tweeted late Wednesday praising his Supreme Court nominee by calling him "a fine man and great intellect."
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