Trump Rips Dems After Kavanaugh Accuser Admits To Making False Rape Claim
- Author: Jon Douglas Nov 05, 2018,
Nov 05, 2018, 1:12
"President Donald Trump - who vowed to focus the midterm election campaign on "caravans and Kavanaugh" - swung back to the Supreme Court issue online and at a rally Saturday by blasting a small player in Senate confirmation hearings who allegedly admitted to making false statements about then-nominee Brett Kavanaugh", USA Today announced.
One of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh's accusers admitted this week that she made up her lurid tale of a backseat auto rape, saying it "was a tactic" to try to derail the judge's confirmation to the Supreme Court.
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Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Judiciary Committee revealed the fraud in a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department Friday, asking them to prosecute Judy Munro-Leighton for lying to and obstructing Congress.
Harris forwarded the letter on September 25 to the Senate Judiciary Committee investigators.
In a letter sent Friday, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley referred Munro-Leighton to the Justice Department and FBI for investigation.
Democrats and lawyers for some of Kavanaugh's accusers have said committee Republicans inappropriately limited the investigation's scope.
At the time that the allegations surfaced, Judge Kavanaugh called the accusation "ridiculous", adding, " [T] he whole thing is just a crock, farce, wrong, didn't happen, not anything close". Kavanaugh was confirmed in the Senate 50-48 after a contentious process that included several women accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
The accusation from the anonymous letter was one of many that were leveled against Kavanaugh, who would eventually replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. "It is illegal to obstruct Committee investigations", Grassley said. In her letter, she claimed that she felt a "Jane Doe" letter wouldn't get any attention so she chose to come forward with her name. "I am not Jane Doe".
"I was angry and I sent it out", she reportedly said.
"The Committee is grateful to citizens who come forward with relevant information in good faith, even if they are not one hundred percent sure about what they know", Grassley said on November 2. "But when individuals intentionally mislead the Committee, they divert Committee resources during time-sensitive investigations and materially impede our work".
In Swetnick's case, the committee probe unearthed evidence that both the accuser and her attorney, Michael Avenatti, conspired to lie to the committee and obstruct the investigation. Such acts are not only unfair; they are potentially illegal.
Avenatti also was referred for promoting to the committee another woman who accused Kavanaugh accuser of gang rape.
Said Trump: "One of his [Kavanaugh's] false accusers just came out, a little while ago, and said it's all a lie. she made up the lie".