Considered one of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s accusers admitted this week that she made up her lurid story of a backseat automotive rape, saying it “was a tactic” to attempt to derail the choose’s affirmation to the Supreme Courtroom.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Judiciary Committee revealed the fraud in a letter to the FBI and Justice Division Friday, asking them to prosecute Judy Munro-Leighton for mendacity to and obstructing Congress.
Mr. Grassley mentioned Ms. Munro-Leighton is a left-wing activist who hijacked one other “Jane Doe” nameless report a couple of backseat rape and claimed it as her personal story, calling it a “vicious assault.”
“I’m Jane Doe from Oceanside CA Kavanaugh raped me,” Ms. Munro-Leighton wrote in an Oct. three e-mail claiming to have been a sufferer of the choose.
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Mr. Grassley’s investigators tried to succeed in her for a month however have been unsuccessful till this week, once they spoke to her by cellphone and he or she confessed that she was not the unique Jane Doe, and “did that as a strategy to seize consideration.”
She admitted to the false allegation, and mentioned she has really by no means met Justice Kavanaugh.
“I used to be offended, and I despatched it out,” she instructed investigators.
“Briefly, in the course of the committee’s time-sensitive investigation of allegations in opposition to Decide Kavanaugh, Ms. Munro-Leighton submitted a fabricated allegation, which diverted committee sources,” Mr. Grassley wrote. “When questioned by Committee investigators she admitted it was false, a ‘ploy,’ and a ‘tactic.’ She was against Decide Kavanaugh’s affirmation.”
President Trump seized on the report Saturday, calling her “a vicious accuser.”
“What concerning the others? The place are the Dems on this?” he demanded through Twitter.
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Mr. Grassley has beforehand requested the FBI to probe Julie Swetnick and her lawyer, anti-Trump crusader Michael Avenatti, for mendacity to Congress and obstructing. Ms. Swetnick had initially claimed to have been the sufferer of gang rapes involving Justice Kavanaugh throughout highschool events, saying she noticed him and a buddy spike punch to go away ladies unable to withstand. She later modified her story to say she noticed Justice Kavanaugh and his buddy close to a punch bowl, and couldn’t determine them as having really been a part of any rape.
Not one of the witnesses she instructed NBC might corroborate her story have been ready to take action.
Certainly, NBC discovered one lady who, regardless of a sworn assertion backing up Ms. Swetnick, instructed the community Mr. Avenatti was twisting her phrases.
Justice Kavanaugh’s affirmation course of was delayed whereas the committee investigated various sexual assault and harassment claims, none of which have been corroborated by any public proof thus far.
He vehemently denied all the claims.
He was confirmed, although just one Democrat joined with all however one Republican in backing him.