President Donald Trump, who pledged to concentrate the election campaign in the middle of the year on caravans and Kavanaugh, swung back to the Supreme Court dilemma On Twitter Saturday by hammering a girl who has allegedly confessed to making false statements about Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings last month.Sen. Chuck Grassley asked the national authorities on Friday to investigate a girl under the name of Judy Munro Leighton who he says had made false claims against the now confirmed Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh.
Grassley said Munro Leighton took liability for authoring an anonymous letter which made allegations which Kavanaugh and a buddy raped her. After she was tracked down and interviewed by Senate investigators, Grassley said, the girl purportedly recanted and stated she’d never met Kavanaugh and only wanted to get attention.
Munro Leighton was none of the primary accusers brought up during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing to the Supreme Court.
Grassley asserts the girl is a left wing activist and told investigators that it was just a ploy, he wrote in the letter. Her complete comments to investigators weren’t made available and attempts by United States to reach Munro Leighton were ineffective.
Trump picked up the theme in a Saturday tweet, saying, A vicious accuser of Justice Kavanaugh has only admitted she was lying, her story was completely made up, or FAKE!
Could you imagine if he did not become a Justice of the Supreme Court because of her disgusting False Statements, he added. What about the others? Where are the Dems on this?
Munro Leighton’s Jane Doe, letter contrasts with the extended public appearance at the hearing Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who claimed he’d assaulted her when they had been in high school. She’s stood by her charges, despite denials by Kavanaugh under oath.
Even though Trump afterwards told Ford’s appearance at the hearing, he originally said her testimony was very persuasive, calling her a very reliable witness.
Grassley’s letter on the Munro Leighton episode marks at least the 4th petition Grassley has made from national authorities to investigate those involved with the controversial Kavanaugh event, which have been extended because of a series of allegations of sexual assault surfacing when Kavanaugh was in high school and college. Kavanaugh has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct.