Here is a an interesting take from a writer who has often been extremely critical of Trump:
Imagine for a moment that you're a lawyer investigating whether to take a case. Christine Blasey Ford has been in your office and told you a heart-rending tale of a high-school attack, but you do due diligence before taking a case, so you ask an associate to investigate. And when he does, what he finds does not support any single element of her story.
Not one of the witnesses she puts forward back her account. Her own friend says she doesn't have "any confidence" in Ford's story. Ford herself has offered differing accounts of her age at the time of the attack, and her therapist's notes contain a substantially different version of the story. She won't release the complete set of therapist's notes, and she won't release the complete results of a polygraph she took. She's scrubbed her social-media past, but she's apparently extremely partisan and seems to have an ideological motivation for coming forward " to help preserve Roe v. Wade.
Before I transitioned full-time to constitutional litigation, I worked on a number of sexual-harassment cases, including cases that included claims of sexual assault. I never saw " in court " a case as weak as Ford's. To simply say that there is "no corroborating evidence" overstates the strength of her claim. Virtually every single piece of additional evidence undercuts her case.
Deborah Ramirez's claim that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her is even weaker. At least Ford can present a clear narrative. Ramirez confessed to drinking heavily at the alleged event. She's confessed to memory gaps. She told friends that she wasn't sure Kavanaugh exposed himself, she wasn't comfortable coming forward until spending "six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney," and no one has even been able to independently confirm that Kavanaugh was at the alleged party. In fact, some of the alleged witnesses contradict Ramirez's story.
The Times essay claims that seven people "heard about" the alleged incident, but this is an extraordinarily vague claim. There is still no corroborating eyewitness testimony.
In the last 24 hours, I've seen a number of progressives marveling at the renewed conservative ferocity in defense of Kavanaugh. But where is the acknowledgment of the very substantial differences between the claims against Kavanaugh and virtually any other recent high-profile claim of sexual misconduct " either in the #MeToo era or before?
Claims against public figures such as Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Roy Moore, and many, many others feature a considerable amount of contemporaneous corroborating evidence. Other people will state that the victim specifically told them about the incident when it occurred. There will at least be evidence the accuser and accused were together at the date and times specified.