Trump Uses False Accusation Against Brett Kavanaugh To Inflame His Base

Marsha Scott
November 5, 2018

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has sent another letter to the Department of Justice asking for an investigation of a woman who, by her own admission, made a false rape allegation against Judge Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing.

"A vicious accuser of Justice Kavanaugh has just admitted that she was lying, her story was totally made up, or FAKE!" he wrote in a tweet on Saturday.

He then said can you imagine if he didn't become a Supreme Court Justice because of her disgusting false statements. What about the others?

Then, on October 3, a woman named Judy Munro-Leighton sent an email claiming she was the Jane Doe from Oceanside who sent the letter to Sen.

The 414-page report (pdf) on November 3 summarizes the investigative findings based on interviews with 45 people and a review of 25 written statements.

The allegation made by a woman named Judy Munro-Leighton was not considered serious by Senate investigators and contrasts to the allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, who were both interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Iowa Republican says that under questioning from the committee, she said she never met Kavanaugh and didn't write the letter.

The sexual misconduct allegations came during the committee's hearings to decide whether Kavanaugh, whom President Trump nominated in July to succeed retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, would be confirmed.

The allegations came amid a number of other stories from women, including Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who claimed Kavanaugh had assaulted them when they were in high school or college.

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The investigation found no evidence of wrongdoing on Kavanaugh's part. "It is illegal to obstruct Committee investigations".

His letter also noted, "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".

"Jane Doe will get no media attention", Munro-Leighton wrote in an email, according to Grassley's office.

The "Jane Doe" in the letter claimed that Kavanaugh and his friend "sexually assaulted and raped me in his vehicle", but provided no timeframe of the incident, and no return address. I am not Jane Doe. but I did read Jane Doe's letter.

Subsequently, Committee investigators began looking into Munro-Leighton's allegations.

"Such acts are not only unfair; they are potentially illegal", Grassley added. Even as he and Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, separate allegations of sexual misconduct made by Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick loomed large in the background.

Grassley last month requested that the FBI investigate accuser Julie Swetnick and her attorney, Michael Avenatti, who also represents porn star Stormy Daniels in her allegations against President Trump.

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