Pres. Trump comments on allegedly false accusation against Justice Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON DC- JUNE 15 Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch talks with Chief Justice John Roberts on the steps of the Supreme Court following his official investiture at the Supreme Court

The head of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday asked federal authorities to investigate a woman who made false sexual-assault claims against US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

In October, a Kentucky woman named Judy Munro-Leighton came forward as the author of an anonymous letter in which she claimed Kavanaugh and another person had raped her in the backseat of a auto. Grassley claimed that Munro-Leighton confessed to committee investigators that she had never met Kavanaugh and admitted her allegation was a "ploy" and "tactic" because she opposed the judge's nomination.

Investigators found no evidence to support either woman's claims.

Committee investigators tracked her down and found she lives in Kentucky, not California.

November 1: The Committee attempted to contact Munro-Leighton for most of October, and finally made contact almost a month after Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court. He denied that any such thing had ever happened, but after the transcript of the call was released later that same day, multiple news sites reported on the allegation made in the letter.

"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". Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) in late September signing it as Jane Doe and alleging Kavanaugh and a friend raped had her several times in the back seat of a vehicle, however failing to mention when and where.

The letter was signed by a Jane Doe from Oceanside, Calif.

He vehemently denied all of the claims.

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The original accusation was made in a September 19 letter to Sen. She said in her testimony that she was "100 percent" certain she was assaulted by Kavanaugh.

Grassley wrote that the committee initially investigated her allegation even though it came "from an anonymous accuser" with "no return address", "timeframe", or "location" of the alleged assaults.

But Grassley said that Swetnick's allegation, which was detailed in a sworn statement to the committee, contained obvious contradictions. It's unclear whether the true author was located or whether the individual came forward.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 27, 2018. "But when individuals intentionally mislead the Committee, they divert Committee resources during time-sensitive investigations and materially impede our work".

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

The timing of the request could help reignite Kavanaugh's role in the midterm elections.

He was confirmed, though only one Democrat joined with all but one Republican in backing him.

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