Grassley wants investigation into Kavanaugh accuser

Brett Kavanaugh to be denied inaugural walk down supreme court steps

Brett Kavanaugh to be denied inaugural walk down supreme court steps

Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said Judy Munro-Leighton accused Kavanaugh and a friend of raping her "several times each" in the backseat of a vehicle - but investigators later found out she was a "left-wing activist" who is "decades older than Kavanaugh".

But the Senate Judiciary Committee noted that six Federal Bureau of Investigation reports on Kavanaugh over the course of his career in politics and on the bench, which included interviews with almost 150 individuals who knew Kavanaugh, "did not reveal any alcohol abuse or inappropriate sexual behavior".

Mr. Grassley said Ms. Munro-Leighton is a left-wing activist who hijacked another "Jane Doe" anonymous report about a backseat rape and claimed it as her own story, calling it a "vicious assault".

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. Grassley of Iowa said his committee had investigated the allegations made by Judy Munro-Leighton, a woman who claimed she was the author of an anonymous handwritten letter that detailed the graphic sexual assault allegations.

On October 3, Munro-Leighton sent an email to Committee staff identifying herself.

"Jane Doe will get no media attention", Munro-Leighton wrote in an email, according to Grassley's office.

It's not clear from reports where the woman resides in Kentucky. She said she claimed to be Jane Doe so the letter would gain attention. "I am not Jane Doe". Kamala Harris, D-Calif., accusing Brett Kavanaugh of raping her now admits she engaged in a "ploy" against the then-Supreme Court nominee. I read the transcript of the call to your Committee.

"I was angry and I sent it out", she added. I saw it online.

Jonathan Ernst/ReutersFBI Director Christopher Wray. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), head of the committee, said in a letter (pdf) sent to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray on November 2.

"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.

Grassley said looking into Munro-Leighton's claims diverted resources on a time-sensitive manner.

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. "Such acts are not only unfair; they are potentially illegal. It is illegal to obstruct Committee investigations".

Murno-Leighton's leftist political persuasion was also admitted to be a motivation behind the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh - a conservative judge who is deemed as a threat by Democrats to be instrumental in ultimately overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion throughout the U.S.

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