Trump raises doubts about Kavanaugh accusers after latest DOJ referral

Trump raises doubts about Kavanaugh accusers after latest DOJ referral

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.

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

Julie Swetnick, through her attorney, Michael Avenatti, accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct that allegedly took place in the 1980s.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) listens as Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the first day of his confirmation hearing to serve as Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court at the Capitol in Washington on September 4, 2018.

"Can you imagine if he didn't become a Justice of the Supreme Court because of her disgusting False Statements?" he continued.

In a tweet Saturday, apparently referring to Judy Munro-Leighton, the president said a vicious accuser of Justice Kavanaugh has just admitted she was lying, and added her story was totally made up or fake.

"She later admitted that she was not the author of it and merely used it as a "ploy" to "get attention" and had never met Justice Kavanaugh", according to the letter.

President Donald Trump called out Democrats for not speaking up following the Senate Judiciary Committee referring one of Justice Brett Kavanaugh's accusers to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for potentially making "materially false statements" after she claimed Kavanaugh raped her. Her story of alleged gang rapes was referred to on the Senate floor by Sen.

"It is illegal to make materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements to Congressional investigators".

"This was a serious and thorough investigation that left no stone unturned in our pursuit of the facts", said Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, chairman of the committee, in a statement about the report on the committee majority's probe.

"What about the others?" he asked.

It remains to be seen whether the one witness who has not recanted her allegations - Kavanaugh's original accuser, Christine Blasey Ford - will continue to stand by her accusations of sexual assault.

The letter was signed by a Jane Doe from Oceanside, Calif. "She has stood by her charges - despite denials by Kavanaugh under oath".

Several days later Grassley says Munro-Leighton wrote an email that included her name.

"Following the separate and extensive investigations by both the Committee and the FBI, there was no evidence to substantiate any of the claims of sexual assault made against Justice Kavanaugh", the report states.

Beyond the allegations, Kavanaugh's reputation as an ultra-conservative has generated fear among liberals and moderates that he will opine from the bench against women's reproductive rights and worker, voter and environmental protections.

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