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Trump raises doubts about Kavanaugh accusers after latest DOJ referral

Trump raises doubts about Kavanaugh accusers after latest DOJ referral

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Saturday announced that his committee investigation into allegations of sexual assault made against then-Supreme Court nominee and current Justice Brett Kavanaugh had produced no evidence to support those allegations.

"Under questioning by Committee investigators", the letter continued, "Ms. Munro-Leighton admitted, contrary to her prior claims, that she had not been sexually assaulted by Judge Kavanaugh and was not the author of the original "Jane Doe" letter". Grassley heads the Senate Judiciary Committee that held hearings on allegations against Kavanaugh.

President Trump seized on the report Saturday, calling her "a vicious accuser".

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.

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

Trump did not draw a distinction between the Grassley referral of a woman who had received little attention and the allegations of Ford and other women who made claims to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Munro-Leighton contacted the committee in October claiming she wrote an anonymous letter accusing the judge of sexual misconduct.

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Investigators also found evidence of potential witness tampering and violations of Senate rules. In her letter, she claimed that she felt a "Jane Doe" letter wouldn't get any attention so she chose to come forward with her name.

"I was angry, and I sent it out", Munro-Leighton said of her sexual assault allegation.

In a letter to the Justice Department and the FBI, Sen.

"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". In the letter, the anonymous woman detailed an incident where reported that Judge Kavanaugh and a friend had raped her "several times each".

In the most troubling accusation against Kavanaugh after his nomination to the top court, California professor Christine Blasey Ford testified that a "stumbling drunk" Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, tried to remove her clothing and pressed his hand over her mouth when she attempted to scream at a house party when they were both in high school.

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.

Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, Michael Avenatti and Julie Swetnick could not immediately be reached for comment. "I am not Jane Doe. but I did read Jane Doe's letter". The bitter drama surrounding the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings energized GOP voters who gaveRepublican candidates across the nation with a lift in the polls.