Trump Issues Challenge to Democrats After 'Made Up' Kavanaugh Accusations Revealed


On Saturday, President Trump challenged Democrats to speak out against a woman who admitted she lied about Justice Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulting her.

This came after Senate Judiciary Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley referred Judy Munro-Leighton to the Department of Justice  on Friday.

Early last month, Munro-Leighton alleged that Kavanaugh and one of his friends raped her “several times each” in the backseat of a car. On Thursday, she admitted to authorities that she “just wanted to get attention” and lied about the story, according to Grassley’s letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

“A vicious accuser of Justice Kavanaugh has just admitted that she was lying, her story was totally made up, or FAKE!” Trump wrote on Twitter on Saturday. “Can you imagine if he didn’t become a Justice of the Supreme Court because of her disgusting False Statements. What about the others? Where are the Dems on this?”

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In his letter referring Munro-Leighton to the DOJ for investigation, Grassley cited her potential violations as making  “materially” false statements and being an “obstruction,” for the “materially false statements she made to the Committee during the course of the Committee’s investigation.”

Munro-Leighton’s part in the Kavanuagh accusation debacle started on September 25th, when Sen. Kamala Harris’ office referred a letter to Committee investigators. Harris had received an undated, handwritten letter signed under the alias “Jane Doe,” from Oceanside, California, with no return address.

The anonymous letter made highly graphic sexual assault accusations against Kavanuagh, but didn’t provide any information about when or where the alleged assault occurred.

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Despite the lack of details, Committee staff investigated the claims as part of their broader investigation, questioning Kavanaugh about the allegations on September 26th.

Under penalty of felony, Kavanaugh absolutely denied the claims, as he did to every assault allegation made against him. After being read the letter, he responded that, “The whole thing is ridiculous. Nothing ever — anything like that, nothing … The whole thing is just a crock, farce, wrong, didn’t happen, not anything close.”

A week after the transcript of the Committee’s interview of Kavanaugh, including the “Jane Doe” letter, went public, Committee staff received an email from Munro-Leighton with the subject line: “I am Jane Doe from Oceanside CA — Kavanaugh raped me.”

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. Kamala Harris on Sept. 19 with details of this vicious assault.”

“I know that Jane Doe will get no media attention, but I am deathly afraid of revealing any information about myself or my family,” Munro-Leighton wrote in the email.

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When Committee investigators began looking into Munro-Leighton’s accusations, they found that she is decades older than Kavanaugh, is a left-wing activist, and lives in Kentucky, not California or Washington, D.C.

While Committee staff tried to contact her by phone since the beginning of October, it wasn’t until last Thursday that Committee investigators finally spoke to Munro-Leighton.

It was in speaking to the investigators that Munro-Leighton confessed that she had not been assaulted by Kavanaugh. In fact, she said she’s never even met him. She also said that didn’t even write the original “Jane Doe” letter, and that her involvement “was just a ploy.”

She also admitted to the investigators that she had called Congress multiple times to oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination prior to the first accusation of sexual assault against him. Questioned about her email in which she made false claims of sexual assault, Munro-Leighton said “I was angry, and I sent it out.”

She further admitted that she “just wanted to get attention” and explained her actions as “a tactic.”

Grassley’s referral of Munro-Leighton to the FBI comes a week after he referred attorney Michael Avenatti and his client Julie Swetnick to authorities for a criminal investigation.  Last month, Swetnick accused Kavanaugh of being involved in “gang” and “train” rapes at high school parties in the 1980s.

Grassley referred Avenatti and Swetnick to the FBI for potential “conspiracy” of providing false statements to Congress.

Let’s see if Democrats speak up against Munro-Leighton for her lies which misled the Senate Judiciary Committe during a time-sensitive investigation.

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Karista Baldwin studied constitutional law, politics and criminal justice.
Karista Baldwin has studied constitutional law, politics and criminal justice. Before college, she was a lifelong homeschooler in the "Catholic eclectic" style.
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