"Committee investigators were able to determine that she is a left-wing activist, is decades older than Judge Kavanaugh, and lives in neither the Washington D.C. area nor California, but in Kentucky", Sen.
Kavanaugh was asked about the letter in a September conference call under oath and denied the allegations.
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.
Grassley said said that when "individuals intentionally mislead the Committee, they divert Committee resources during time-sensitive investigations and materially impede our work".
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. Even as he and Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, separate allegations of sexual misconduct made by Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick loomed large in the background. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) in late September signing it as Jane Doe and alleging Kavanaugh and a friend raped had her several times in the back seat of a vehicle, however failing to mention when and where.
Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said Judy Munro-Leighton accused Kavanaugh and a friend of raping her "several times each" in the backseat of a auto - but investigators later found out she was a "left-wing activist" who is "decades older than Kavanaugh".
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Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) forwarded a letter from a "Jane Doe" to Committee investigators, claiming that Kavanaugh and a friend had raped her "several times each" in the "backseat of a auto".
The accusations were initially made via a "Jane Doe" letter to Sen. It claimed that Kavanaugh and another man had raped her repeatedly in the back seat of a auto after offering her a ride home.
Grassley urged the Federal Bureau of Investigation director and attorney general to give the case his "utmost consideration", but added that Munro-Leighton's fabricated allegations should not discount sexual assault claims that were made in "good faith". They came forward in the wake of a 2005 "Access Hollywood" tape that was released in October 2016 in which Trump was caught saying on a hot mic: "And when you're a star, they let you do it".
"It was a made-up story", Trump said of Munro-Leighton's allegedly recanted allegations, amplifying an argument he made on Twitter earlier Saturday.
The supreme court steps were crowded with protesters for many days last month as the judge's confirmation remained on a knife edge, exacerbating deep political and cultural divisions, until he survived an 11th-hour investigation by the FBI. "I am not Jane Doe". I read the transcript of the call to your Committee.
She further confessed to Committee investigators that (1) she "just wanted to get attention"; (2) "it was a tactic"; and (3) "that was just a ploy".