False Kavanaugh Accuser Referred to FBI and DOJ for Investigation

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Grassley, in a letter to the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation, said a woman by the name of Judy Munro-Leighton took responsibility for authoring an anonymous letter that made allegations that Kavanaugh and a friend raped her.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) referred a second woman who made sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh for criminal investigation for allegedly making materially false statements to the Committee during the course of its investigation.

After an extensive investigation that included the thorough review of all potentially credible evidence submitted and interviews of more than 40 individuals with information relating to the allegations, including classmates and friends of all those involved, Committee investigators found no witness who could provide any verifiable evidence to support any of the allegations brought against Justice Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh unequivocally denied all such claims and called them "ridiculous".

Grassley referred another one of the women who claimed to be assaulted by Kavanaugh to Sessions and Wray in late October, along with her attorney.

Trump used the referral to cast doubts about the allegations that other women, including Christine Blasey Ford, have made against the now-Supreme Court justice. Committee investigators tracked her down in Kentucky. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations of misconduct.

"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".

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Grassley said looking into Munro-Leighton's claims diverted resources on a time-sensitive manner.

Justice Kavanaugh's confirmation process was delayed while the committee investigated a number of sexual assault and harassment claims, none of which have been corroborated by any public evidence to date. On October 29, Committee investigators again attempted contact, leaving a voicemail.

The accusations were initially made via a "Jane Doe" letter to Sen. I am not Jane Doe. but I did read Jane Doe's letter. I saw it online.

She further confessed to Committee investigators that (1) she "just wanted to get attention"; (2) "it was a tactic"; and (3) "that was just a ploy".

"Regarding the false sexual assault allegation she made via her email to the Committee, she said: 'I was angry, and I sent it out.'" Grassley wrote.

Kavanaugh, who has served since being confirmed early last month, will have his formal investiture ceremony, which has often been followed by a walk - and photo opportunity - on the front steps with the chief justice, in this case John Roberts.

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