Brett Kavanaugh to be denied inaugural walk down supreme court steps

Cheryl Sanders
November 4, 2018

Grassley said committee investigators began investigating the allegations and through open sources determined that she is a left-wing activist; is decades older than Kavanaugh; and lives in neither the Washington, D.C. area nor California, but in Kentucky.

The Senate Judiciary Committee has referred a woman to the FBI after investigators reportedly found she had falsified her allegations about being assaulted by Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Ford testified in September before the Judiciary Committee, alleging that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school.

According to Grassley, committee staff received an email from Munro-Leighton on October 3 in which she claimed to be the letter's author but was "deathly afraid" of going public. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) after Christine Blasey Ford came forward with her story about Kavanaugh earlier that month.

Under questioning by Committee investigators, Ms. Munro-Leighton admitted, contrary to her prior claims, that she had not been sexually assaulted by Judge Kavanaugh and was not the author of the original "Jane Doe" letter.

On Oct. 3, three days before Kavanaugh was sworn in, Munro-Leighton sent the Senate Judiciary staff an e-mail that claimed she was the Jane Doe from the letter sent to Harris.

It's unclear who wrote the first Jane Doe letter.

Justice Kavanaugh's confirmation process was delayed while the committee investigated a number of sexual assault and harassment claims, none of which have been corroborated by any public evidence to date.

Kavanaugh unequivocally denied all such claims and called them "ridiculous".

The individual, identified as Judy Munro-Leighton, has revealed "her actions were part of a ploy to take down Kavanaugh's nomination". Munro-Leighton said "I did that as a way to grab attention".

Included in the email was a typed version of the Jane Doe letter, according to Grassley. The subject line of the email read, "I am Jane Doe from Oceanside CA - Kavanaugh raped me".

November 1: The Committee attempted to contact Munro-Leighton for most of October, and finally made contact almost a month after Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court. I read the transcript of the call to your Committee.I saw it online. According to Newsweek, she later recanted her statement and said she had made it up for attention.

His letter also noted, "In short, during the Committee's time-sensitive investigation of allegations against Judge Kavanaugh, Ms. Munro-Leighton submitted a fabricated allegation, which diverted Committee resources".

Grassley referred Munro-Leighton to the FBI for investigation into the false statements and for obstruction of the Committee's investigations.

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