A woman who falsely admitted that she "raped" several times by Brett Kavanaugh could now have serious consequences. Nathan Rousseau Smith has the story.
President Donald Trump, who pledged to focus the mid-term campaign on "caravans and Cavana", turned back to the matter of the Supreme Court online and a rally on Saturday, launching a small player to Senate confirmation hearings to admit to making false statements – group Brett Kavanaugh.
Grassley said Munro-Leighton was initially responsible for creating an anonymous "Jane Doe" letter that claimed that Kavanaugh and her girlfriend raped. After being spotted and questioned by the Senate's investigators, Grassley said, the woman supposedly recalled and said she had never met Canaan and "just wanted to get attention."
She says it was not actually "Jane Doe," whose postal letter to California was made public by sending Grassley papers, according to Grassley.
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Munro-Leighton, from Kentucky, was not one of the main defendants at Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing at the Supreme Court.
Grassley says the woman is a "leftist activist" and told the researchers that her initial claim to be the author of the letter "Jane Doe" was "just a courage," she wrote. Her full remarks to the researchers were not available, and the efforts of USA Today to reach Munro-Leighton were unsuccessful.
Trump took the issue of the Supreme Court on a twitter from Saturday, saying: "A vicious Kavanaugh indictee just admitted lying, her story was completely crafted or FAKE!"
"You can imagine if he did not become a judge of the Supreme Court because of his disgusting false statements," he added. "What about the others? Where are the Democrats in it?"
He continued his assault on a Montana rally on Saturday, telling voters that the whole story was a "lie".
"She said about the story about rape," said Trump. "About rape, he said, and then we have to sit down and take it."
The president seemed to use the issue to challenge other allegations made against Kavanaugh.
"What about others?" asked. "What will we say happened?"
The letter "Jane Doe" and the role of Munro-Leighton's players contradict the long public appearance at the September hearing by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who claimed to have attacked her when she was in high school. She has stopped her accusations, despite the refusals of Kavanagus under oath.
Although Trump later mocked Ford's appearance at the hearing, she initially reported that her testimony was "very compelling", making her a "very reliable witness".
Grassley's letter to the Munro-Leighton incident marks at least the fourth request made by Grassley to the federal authorities to investigate those who participated in the controversial Kavanaugh proceedings, which were extended due to a series of sexual abuse complaints that occurred when Kavanaugh was in high school and college .
Among the defendants that emerged during the hearing is 43-year-old Deborah Ramirez, who, according to New Yorker, claims that Kavanaugh "pushed his penis on his face" during a party. Kavanaugh denies all allegations of sexual abuse.
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