Grassley refers criminal charges against Kavanaugh accuser
- Author: Joey Payne Nov 05, 2018,
Nov 05, 2018, 1:12
"One of his accusers, false accusations, just came out a little while ago and said it was all a lie; that she never met now-Justice Kavanaugh", Trump said at a rally in Montana on November 3 before criticizing the state's incumbent senator. "I did that as a way to grab attention", the letter states.
The supreme court steps were crowded with protesters for many days last month as the judge's confirmation remained on a knife edge, exacerbating deep political and cultural divisions, until he survived an 11th-hour investigation by the FBI. "What happened to him and his family was an absolute disgrace", Trump said at a rally in North Carolina on October 26.
Kavanaugh was confirmed October 6 by a 50-48 Senate vote following an allegation he sexually assaulted a woman decades ago.
Kavanaugh has denied any wrongdoing.
Grassley referred a man whose name is redacted from the report for criminal investigation after he admitted on Twitter to fabricating the allegations against Kavanaugh.
Grassley recently referred Michael Avenatti and Julie Swetnick to the Justice Department alleging they made "materially false" statements to the committee during their investigation. Can you imagine if he didn't become a Justice of the Supreme Court because of her disgusting False Statements.
"The Committee is grateful to citizens who come forward with relevant information in good faith - even if they are not 100-percent sure about what they know", Grassley continued.
"In short, during the Committee's time-sensitive investigation of allegations against Judge Kavanaugh, Ms. Munro-Leighton submitted a fabricated allegation, which diverted Committee resources". Such acts are not only unfair; they are potentially illegal.
Trump did not draw a distinction between the Grassley referral of a woman who had received little attention and the allegations of Ford and other women who made claims to the Senate Judiciary Committee. She later changed her story to say she saw Justice Kavanaugh and his friend near a punch bowl, and could not identify them as having actually been part of any rape.
During a Republican rally in Montana on Saturday, he informed voters that Munro-Leighton's attack on Kavanaugh - which he viewed as character assassination - was completely made up. Kavanaugh denied the accusation, as well as allegations of misconduct made by two other women.
Claims of sexual misconduct threatened to derail Kavanaugh's confirmation in September, though he was ultimately confirmed in the Senate 50-48 after a contentious series of hearings that included testimony from accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
Munro-Leighton, who said she called Congress multiple times to oppose Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, also admitted she "just wanted to get attention" and that her actions were "just a ploy". "The letter contained highly graphic sexual-assault accusations against Judge Kavanaugh".