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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.

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". Swetnick also made several contradictory statements about her claims during television interviews and refused to speak with committee investigators, the letter said.

Though the letter didn't have a name or any details about the time frame of the alleged incident, the committee staff read Kavanaugh the letter during a conference call the next day and asked him to comment.

Before Ford's testimony, Conservative lawyer Ed Whelan suggested in a unusual series of tweets that a classmate of Kavanaugh's who looked like him may have assaulted her. President Donald Trump also subscribed to the theory.

The original accusation was made in a September 19 letter to Sen. The Committee's investigation has involved communicating with numerous individuals claiming to have relevant information.

On Oct. 3, three days before Kavanaugh was sworn in, Munro-Leighton sent the Senate Judiciary staff an e-mail that claimed she was the Jane Doe from the letter sent to Harris.

Investigators found no evidence to support either woman's claims. "She made up the story". Munro-Leighton later claimed in an email to the committee to be the Jane Doe who wrote the letter, media reported.

She further said, as the Grassley letter indicated, "that (1) she "just wanted to get attention"; (2) "it was a tactic"; and (3) 'that was just a ploy'".

Grassley said Munro-Leighton wrote that she was "sharing with you the story of the night that Brett Kavanaugh and his friend sexually assaulted and raped me in his car" and referred to "the letter that I sent to Sen".

Subsequently, Committee investigators began looking into Munro-Leighton's allegations.

"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. I am not Jane Doe ... but I did read Jane Doe's letter. Jon Tester, who is up for reelection, and his vote against Kavanaugh's confirmation.

The investigation found no evidence of wrongdoing on Kavanaugh's part.

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. "When are they going to say what happened?"