Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Friday referred a woman who made false allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh to the Department of Justice and the FBI for investigation. Committee investigators ran background on Munro-Leighton and, according to Grassley, found that she is a left-wing activist who is decades older than Kavanaugh and who lives in Kentucky, not California as she alleged in the letter.
She has now been referred to the justice department, and reports also say that the Federal Bureau of Investigation will interrogate her.
In a telephone conversation with Committee investigators on Thursday, Munro-Leighton confessed that her email claiming to be the "Jane Doe" who accused Kavanaugh of rape was made "to get attention" and was just a "tactic" and a "ploy".
President Donald Trump is aware that the issue inspires voters and regularly mentions Kavanaugh during his rallies for GOP candidates.
Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh attends his ceremonial swearing in in the East Room of the White House October 08, 2018 in Washington, DC. "Where are the Dems on this?" "I was angry and I sent it out", the woman told investigators, according to Grassley's letter.
The Committee is grateful to citizens who come forward with relevant information in good faith, even if they are not one hundred percent sure about what they know. 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. Such acts are not only unfair; they are potentially illegal.
In a letter addressed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray, Grassley said that Judy Munro-Leighton should be investigated for making materially false statements and for obstruction. It was fake. She lied about the story about rape - about rape, she lied.
Trump also mentioned it Saturday while the crowd chanted "lock her up" in reference to Munro-Leighton. "And we're supposed to sit back and take it".
He asked about every other accusation presented by Democrats against Kavanaugh. Kamala Harris of California in September, and was publicly released with Kavanaugh's testimony on the Committee's website on September 26.
The report focused primarily on the high-profile accusations by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who claimed Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the early 1980s at a high school party. "She has stood by her charges - despite denials by Kavanaugh under oath". Kavanaugh continued his forcing himself on me. The investigators found no evidence to corroborate the allegations against Kavanaugh.