Grassley said committee investigators began investigating the allegations and through open sources determined that she is a left-wing activist; is decades older than Kavanaugh; and lives in neither the Washington, D.C. area nor California, but in Kentucky. It contained highly detailed and graphic sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh, but the letter listed no return address, failed to provide any timeframe, and failed to provide a location apart from allegedly happening in a auto, investigators noted.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has referred a woman to the FBI after investigators reportedly found she had falsified her allegations about being assaulted by Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
The upcoming Brett Kavanaugh investiture ceremony, the customary recognition of his place on the U.S. Supreme Court, is going to break tradition "due to security concerns", the Supreme Court has announced. Committee investigators continue to pursue this lead to determine whether McLean or others tampered with a critical witness. "On September 26, 2018, Committee staff questioned Judge Kavanaugh about these allegations in a transcribed interview conducted under penalty of felony", the letter continued.
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 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 wrote. The subject line of the email read, "I am Jane Doe from Oceanside CA - Kavanaugh raped me".
She has now been referred to the justice department, and reports also say that the Federal Bureau of Investigation will interrogate her. I read the transcript of the call to your Committee ... It claimed that Kavanaugh and another man had raped her repeatedly in the back seat of a vehicle after offering her a ride home. I saw it online. She also told investigators the whole thing was a tactic and a ploy to oppose Kavanaugh's nomination. According to Newsweek, she later recanted her statement and said she had made it up for attention. "But when individuals intentionally mislead the Committee, they divert Committee resources during time-sensitive investigations and materially impede our work".
Julie Swetnick, who says Kavanaugh attended parties where women were gang-raped, and her attorney, Michael Avenatti, were referred in late October.
Justice Kavanaugh's confirmation process was delayed while the committee investigated a number of sexual assault and harassment claims, none of which have been corroborated by any public evidence to date.
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