U.S. President Donald Trump has targeted on latest information that one in every of Justice Brett Kavanaugh‘s accusers admitted to creating up sexual assault allegations in opposition to him as a marketing campaign rallying name.
The information got here Friday that Judy Munro-Leighton, one in every of Kavanaugh’s accusers, made up an accusation that the decide had raped her, saying it was a “tactic” to attempt to derail Kavanaugh’s Supreme Courtroom nomination.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, revealed the information in a letter to the FBI and Justice Division on Friday, asking them to prosecute Munro-Leighton for mendacity to and obstructing Congress.
Grassley stated Munro-Leighton hijacked one other “Jane Doe” nameless report a couple of backseat rape and claimed it as her personal story.
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“I’m Jane Doe from Oceanside CA Kavanaugh raped me,” Ms. Munro-Leighton wrote in an Oct. three electronic mail, claiming to have been a sufferer of the decide. Munro-Leighton advised investigators she did it as a result of she was “indignant.”
“I used to be indignant, and I despatched it out,” she stated.
Because the information broke Friday, Trump has talked about it in his rallies and on Twitter to validate his help of Kavanaugh.
“Are you able to think about if he didn’t get the job due to that?” Trump stated Saturday at a rally in Florida.
“What in regards to the others? When are they going to say issues like she did?” he requested.
Trump additionally talked about it Saturday whereas the gang chanted “lock her up” in reference to Munro-Leighton.
Though Munro-Leighton’s allegation was false, no proof has come ahead to disprove the allegations from Christine Blasey Ford, who testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee that Kavanaugh held her down and tried to take off her garments, or Deborah Ramirez, who stated Kavanaugh uncovered himself to her in school.
—With information from Related Press
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