Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley has requested a criminal investigation against a man who made an utterly discredited rape accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh — and the penalty could be severe.
Interview transcripts between Kavanaugh and the Judiciary Committee from Tuesday revealed a bizarre accusation made against Kavanaugh.
“A Rhode Island man named (redacted) recently called Senator Whitehouse’s office making allegations concerning a rape on a boat in August of 1985,” the interviewer told Kavanaugh, referring to Rhode Island Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse.
The caller reported “that early on a Sunday morning in August of 1985, a close acquaintance of the constituent was sexually assaulted by two heavily inebriated men she referred to at the time as Brett and Mark.”
Of course, Kavanaugh firmly denied the allegation.
“I was not in Newport, haven’t been on a boat in Newport. Not with Mark Judge on a boat, nor all those three things combined. This is just completely made up, or at least not me. I don’t know what they’re referring to,” Kavanaugh said.
Twitter user JeffreyCatala16 was identified as the person who made the claim. After being discovered, he admitted the allegation was incorrect and recanted his statements.
Do everyone who is going crazy about what I had said I have recanted because I have made a mistake and apologize for such mistake
— Jeffrey Catalan (@JeffreyCatala16) September 26, 2018
Any research on the part of Whitehouse’s staff could have shown that the accuser is a rabid, anti-Trump left-wing lunatic.
For example, the accuser once suggested that the military should overthrow the U.S. government.
A question, WHEN will the UNITED STATES MILITARY decided to do what they have vowed, and remove the domestic threat to the CONSTITUTION that lives in the White house?
— Jeffrey Catalan (@JeffreyCatala16) June 27, 2018
This left-wing liar could now face prison time for his baseless story.
Grassley sent a letter to the Department of Justice and the FBI expressing his frustration with the hoax.
“When individuals provide fabricated allegations to the Committee, diverting Committee resources during time-sensitive investigations, it materially impedes our work,” Grassley wrote.
The chairman then urged the DOJ and FBI to give his referral their attention.
“Accordingly, in light of the seriousness of these facts, and the threat these types of actions pose to the Committee’s ability to perform its constitutional duties, I hope you will give this referral the utmost consideration.”
False rape accusations are not a joke.
Those who knowingly make such false accusations should be punished.
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