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.
The Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee completely exonerated Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of "numerous allegations" of misconduct, including an accusation of attempted rape, exposure, and instances of heavy drinking in a 414-page report issued Saturday.
Now, a Kentucky woman who had previously claimed Kavanaugh raped her years ago has admitted the two never even met. Such acts are not only unfair; they are potentially illegal."The timing of the request could help reignite Kavanaugh's role in the midterm elections". "The whole thing is just a crock, farce, wrong, didn't happen, not anything close."Several days later Grassley says Munro-Leighton wrote an email that included her name".
Grassley said looking into Munro-Leighton's claims diverted resources on a time-sensitive manner.
Grassley recently referred Michael Avenatti and Julie Swetnick to the Justice Department alleging they made "materially false" statements to the committee during their investigation. Ms. Swetnick had originally claimed to have been the victim of gang rapes involving Justice Kavanaugh during high school parties, saying she saw him and a friend spike punch to leave girls unable to resist. 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".More news: The Buzz | Bus recovered 4 days after deadly plunge off Chinese bridge
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.
She continued: "I know that ['] Jane Doe ['] will get no media attention, but I am deathly afraid of revealing any information about myself or my family". Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) forwarded a letter from a "Jane Doe" to Committee investigators, claiming that Kavanaugh and a friend had raped her "several times each" in the "backseat of a vehicle".
When the committee investigators reached Munro-Leighton by phone on November 1, the woman admitted she "just wanted to get attention", "it was a tactic", and "that was just a ploy" during the confirmation process. "It is illegal to obstruct Committee investigations".
The Senate ultimately voted 50-48 to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court after Sen. Kavanaugh has denied all the allegations.
October 3: The Senate Judiciary Committee received an email from Judy Munro-Leighton stating that she was the alleged "Jane Doe" from the letter.