Trump raises doubts about Kavanaugh accusers after latest DOJ referral

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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.

When questioned after her initial allegation, the truth eventually came out that Munro-Leighton lied because she did not want to see the conservative Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court bench.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has sent another letter to the Department of Justice asking for an investigation of a woman who, by her own admission, made a false rape allegation against Judge Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing.

Earlier Saturday, Trump wrote on Twitter: "A vicious accuser of Justice Kavanaugh has just admitted that she was lying, her story was totally made up, or FAKE!" Kamala Harris, D-Calif., accusing Brett Kavanaugh of raping her now admits she engaged in a "ploy" against the then-Supreme Court nominee. What about the others?

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

"Such acts are not only unfair; they are potentially illegal", Grassley added. He denied that any such thing had ever happened, but after the transcript of the call was released later that same day, multiple news sites reported on the allegation made in the letter.

The letter explains that Sen.

Trump's tweet seemingly refers to Judy Munro-Leighton, a woman who said she was the author of an anonymous letter alleging that Kavanaugh and a friend had raped her.

In October, a Kentucky woman named Judy Munro-Leighton came forward as the author of an anonymous letter in which she claimed Kavanaugh and another person had raped her in the backseat of a vehicle. Her full comments to investigators were not made available and efforts by USA TODAY to reach Munro-Leighton were unsuccessful.

In highly publicized hearings, Blasey Ford appeared before the judiciary committee and testified under oath.

Grassley urged the Federal Bureau of Investigation and attorney general to give "utmost consideration" to the case, but added that Munro-Leighton's fabricated allegations should not discount sexual assault claims that were made in "good faith". The Committee's investigation has involved communicating with numerous individuals claiming to have relevant information.

Grassley last month also requested a criminal investigation into another Kavanaugh accuser, Julie Swetnick, and her attorney, Michael Avenatti. 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. I am not Jane Doe ... but I did read Jane Doe's letter.

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