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GOP chairman refers Kavanaugh accuser for criminal probe

GOP chairman refers Kavanaugh accuser for criminal probe

President Trump on Saturday challenged Democrats to speak up after Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee referred a woman to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for "materially false statements" when she accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of raping her.

Republican Sen. Grassley of Iowa said his committee had investigated the allegations made by Judy Munro-Leighton, a Kentucky woman who claimed she was the author of an anonymous letter that detailed graphic sexual-assault allegations. When directly asked by Committee investigators if she was, as she had claimed, the "Jane Doe" from Oceanside, California, who had sent the letter to Senator Harris, she admitted: 'No, no, no.

The original accusation was made in a September 19 letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), head of the committee, said in a letter (pdf) sent to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray on November 2.

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In his second week of oral arguments as the "new guy" on the bench, Justice Brett Kavanaugh is keeping it simple: Asking short, textual questions in the public sessions, deferring to his colleagues and avoiding soliloquies or harsh rhetoric.

Committee investigators began investigating Ms. Munro-Leighton's allegations. It contained highly detailed and graphic sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh, but the letter listed no return address, failed to provide any timeframe, and failed to provide a location apart from allegedly happening in a auto, investigators noted.

Justice Brett Kavanaugh will not participate in the tradition of walking down the marble steps in front of the Supreme COurt following his formal investiture ceremony next Thursday, the Supreme Court announced, citing security reasons. Munro-Leighton said "I did that as a way to grab attention". I read the transcript of the call to your Committee ... She told Committee investigators that she had called Congress multiple times during the Kavanaugh hearing process - including prior to the time Dr. Ford's allegations surfaced - to oppose his nomination. allegation she made via her email to the Committee, she said: "I was angry, and I sent it out". Such acts are not only unfair; they are potentially illegal.

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Grassley wrote that the committee initially investigated her allegation even though it came "from an anonymous accuser" with "no return address", "timeframe", or "location" of the alleged assaults. "It is illegal to make materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement".

Grassley also referred Julie Swetnik, Michael Avenatti and an unnamed man for criminal prosecution after they made false claims to congressional investigators, as Townhall and other outlets also noted.

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