President Donald Trump called out Democrats for not speaking up following the Senate Judiciary Committee referring one of Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers to the FBI for potentially making “materially false statements” after she claimed Kavanaugh raped her.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter on Friday referring Judy Munro-Leighton to an FBI investigation on the terms of making “materially false statements” and “obstruction.”
The president called out the accuser after the report was revealed and questioned: “Where are the Dems on this?”
A vicious accuser of Justice Kavanaugh has just admitted that she was lying, her story was totally made up, or FAKE! Can you imagine if he didn’t become a Justice of the Supreme Court because of her disgusting False Statements. What about the others? Where are the Dems on this?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2018
The letter explains that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) received a “Jane Doe” letter in September that said Kavanaugh and a friend had raped the woman “several times each” in the backseat of a car.
Kavanaugh fiercely denied the allegation during his confirmation hearings, calling it a “crock” and a “farce.”
Then in early October, Munro-Leighton said she was responsible for the letter and repeated again, “Kavanaugh raped me.”
However, upon investigation, it was found that Munro-Leighton is a “left-wing activist,” is decades older than Kavanaugh, and lives in Kentucky.
Grassley letter referring Judy Munro-Leighton for investigation of potential violations of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1001 (materially false statements) & 1505 (obstruction) for materially false statements she made to the Committee during the #Kavanaugh investigation. https://t.co/mbrfHExSGt pic.twitter.com/9NEeRUdY5b
— Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) November 3, 2018
“Under questioning by Committee investigators, Ms. Munro-Leighton admitted, contrary to her prior claims, that she had not been sexually assaulted by Judge Kavanaugh and was not the author of the original ‘Jane Doe’ letter,” Grassley wrote.
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. I did that as a way to grab attention. I am not Jane Doe . . . but I did read Jane Doe’s letter. I read the transcript of the call to your Committee. . . . I saw it online. It was news.”
She then admitted that her claim that Kavanaugh raped her was a “tactic” and a “ploy” and that she had never met Kavanaugh.
“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,” Grassley wrote.
Grassley recently referred another Kavanaugh accuser, Julie Swetnick, and her attorney, Michael Avenatti, to the Department of Justice for possibly violating federal laws by “providing false statements, obstructing congressional investigations, and conspiracy.”
The chairman also sent a second referral for additional investigation after NBC News reported that an anonymous declarant claimed that Avenatti “twisted [her] words.”