Published: Sun, November 04, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Woman who accused Kavanaugh of rape admits she never met him

Woman who accused Kavanaugh of rape admits she never met him

"Given her relatively unique name, Committee investigators were able to use open-source research to locate Ms. Munro-Leighton and determine that she: (1) is a left-wing activist; (2) is decades older than Judge Kavanaugh; and (3) lives in neither the Washington, D.C., area nor California, but in Kentucky", Grassley's letter to Session reads.

"Such acts are not only unfair; they are potentially illegal", Grassley added.

The chairman already has referred lawyer Michael Avenatti and his client Julie Swetnick to the Justice Department for making false statements and obstructing of a congressional investigation.

Before Ford's testimony, Conservative lawyer Ed Whelan suggested in a unusual series of tweets that a classmate of Kavanaugh's who looked like him may have assaulted her. President Donald Trump also subscribed to the theory. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., accusing Brett Kavanaugh of raping her now admits she engaged in a "ploy" against the then-Supreme Court nominee.

Munro-Leighton's accusation was not part of the FBI investigation of Kavanaugh, which focused on Christine Blasey Ford 's claim that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her when they were both high school students, nor was it widely reported.

"I was angry and I sent it out", she reportedly said.

But the Senate Judiciary Committee noted that six Federal Bureau of Investigation reports on Kavanaugh over the course of his career in politics and on the bench, which included interviews with almost 150 individuals who knew Kavanaugh, "did not reveal any alcohol abuse or inappropriate sexual behavior".

Grassley referred Munro-Leighton to the FBI for investigation into the false statements and for obstruction of the Committee's investigations.

The original accusation was made in a September 19 letter to Sen.

Said Trump: "One of his [Kavanaugh's] false accusers just came out, a little while ago, and said it's all a lie. she made up the lie". The Committee's investigation has involved communicating with numerous individuals claiming to have relevant information. What about the others?

"It was a made-up story", Trump told supporters at a rally in Montana, amplifying an argument he made on Twitter earlier Saturday.

"She lied about the story - about rape", Trump proclaimed, according to USA Today. "And we're supposed to sit back and take it". "She has stood by her charges - despite denials by Kavanaugh under oath".

According to a 414-page report released by Grassley, investigators interviewed more than 40 people and reviewed all evidence, but found no corroboration of allegations against Kavanaugh.

Beyond the allegations, Kavanaugh's reputation as an ultra-conservative has generated fear among liberals and moderates that he will opine from the bench against women's reproductive rights and worker, voter and environmental protections.

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