Trump raises doubts about Kavanaugh accusers after latest DOJ referral

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has referred another person to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for making false accusations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh - and this woman admitted she has never met Kavanaugh and that she just made the wild claim to "grab attention".

"A vicious accuser of Justice Kavanough (sic) has just admitted that she was lying, her story was totally made up, or FAKE!"

The US supreme court issued a statement on Friday to say that its newest judge, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, will not take the traditional walk down the courthouse steps after his ceremonial installation - because of security concerns. What about the others?

In a letter to a different senator while Kavanaugh's appointment was being considered, a Jane Doe claimed she was raped by Kavanaugh and another person, according to USA Today. The committee questioned Kavanaugh on the allegation and read him the letter during the course of the investigation, Grassley writes. The investigators found no evidence to corroborate the allegations against Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh's confirmation in October was complicated by several allegations of sexual misconduct, including by California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford referring to the alleged misconduct during their college years.

Kavanaugh, who also testified at the hearing, has vehemently denied all the accusations against him. "It is illegal to obstruct Committee investigations", Grassley said. "The letter contained highly graphic sexual-assault accusations against Judge Kavanaugh".

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The supreme court steps were crowded with protesters for many days last month as the judge's confirmation remained on a knife edge, exacerbating deep political and cultural divisions, until he survived an 11th-hour investigation by the FBI. Munro-Leighton later claimed in an email to the committee to be the Jane Doe who wrote the letter, media reported.

"I was angry and I sent it out", the woman told investigators, according to Grassley's letter.

Grassley said that investigators were able to quickly determine three things about the accuser, given her "relatively unique name". I read the transcript of the call to your Committee.

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.

Grassley said looking into Munro-Leighton's claims diverted resources on a time-sensitive manner. Such acts are not only unfair; they are potentially illegal.

In Swetnick's case, the committee probe unearthed evidence that both the accuser and her attorney, Michael Avenatti, conspired to lie to the committee and obstruct the investigation. The letter included a story about Kavanaugh and another male groping, sexually assaulting and ultimately raping a woman in a vehicle after a party.

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