What’s happening: The plan is to fight back right away, and to emphasize denials and hazy recollections. And the mission is to portray the debate as cheap-shot politics orchestrated by liberals and abetted by the media.

Republicans see two silver bullets, one for each case:

In the high school allegation by Christine Blasey Ford, three others said to be at the party have no recollection of it.

In a second case, The New Yorker last night quoted Yale classmate Deborah Ramirez as saying Kavanaugh had exposed himself to her when they were freshmen. The New York Times reported that it had “interviewed several dozen people over the past week in an attempt to corroborate her story, and could find no one with firsthand knowledge.”