FBI launches investigation after confession that allegations were fabricated
A woman who accused Justice Kavanaugh of raping her when he was in high school has admitted to federal investigators that she made up the claims because she was “angry” and “wanted attention.”
Left-wing activist Judy Munro-Leighton gave a graphic statement to the Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley claiming that Kavanaugh and his friend raped her in their car in the early 1980s.
She has now confessed to fabricating the claims after hearing Christine Blasey Ford‘s allegations of sexual misconduct against the Judge, saying she wanted to “hurt his career.”
Senator Grassley has now referred the false accuser to the Justice Department for investigation on Friday after her confession that she “just wanted to get attention” on Thursday.
The case is now in the hands of the Department of Justice who has launched an investigation into Munro-Leighton for making “materially false statements” and for “obstruction of justice.”
Shortly after The Washington Post published Dr. Ford’s allegations on September 16, Senator Kamala Harris received a letter signed Jane Doe on September 19, describing, in graphic detail, how Kavanaugh and a friend had supposedly raped her several times in the backseat of a car but did not mention when or where.
In a letter addressed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher A. Wray, Chuck Grassley calls on the pair to urgently investigate the new developments:
“I am once again writing regarding fabricated allegations the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary recently received.
“As you know, the Senate Judiciary Committee processed the nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, leading to his eventual confirmation on October 6, 2018.
“As part of that process, the Committee has investigated various allegations made against Judge Kavanaugh.
“The Committee’s investigation has involved communicating with numerous individuals claiming to have relevant information.
“While many of those individuals have provided the Committee information in good faith, it unfortunately appears some have not.
“As explained below, I am writing to refer Ms. Judy Munro-Leighton for investigation of potential violations of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1001 (materially false statements) and 1505 (obstruction), for materially false statements she made to the Committee during the course of the Committee’s investigation.”
According to the Daily Mail, Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed onto the Supreme Court on October 6 after undergoing public scrutiny as multiple women came forward to accuse him of sexual assault.
Christine Blasey Ford led the forefront and testified before Senate Judiciary Committee to detail how she was raped back in the summer of 1982.
Senator Harris forwarded the Jane Doe letter to Committee investigators.
On September 26 the Committee questioned Kavanaugh and read out the letter to him.
He responded saying: “The whole thing is ridiculous.
“Nothing ever — anything like that…
“The whole thing is just a crock, farce, wrong, didn’t happen, not anything close.”
Later that day the Committee publicly released the transcript of the interview as well as the full Jane Doe letter.
Then Munro-Leighton emailed the Committee staff days later on October 3 with the subject line:
“I am Jane Doe from Oceanside CA — Kavanaugh raped me,” identifying herself as the letter’s author.
“I refuse to allow Donald J. Trump to use me or my story as an ugly chant at one of his Republican rallies. I know that Jane Doe will get no media attention, but I am deathly afraid of revealing any information about myself of my family,” she said in the e-mail.
“I watched in horror as Trump vilified Dr. Blasey-Ford. I will not allow this abuse to be directed toward me,” she added.
In her e-mail, she referred to her earlier letter sent to Senator Harris and even included a typed version.
Senate investigators tracked her down and interviewed her.
Although she signed her letter as “Jane Doe of Oceanside, California” she was found in Kentucky.
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Investigators finally got a hold of her on November 1 by phone and spoke with her about the allegations.
Under questioning, however, she admitted she was never sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh and said she was not the author of the original “Jane Doe” letter.
When investigators asked if she was the “Jane Doe” from Oceanside, California who wrote to Senator Harris she said: “No, no, no.
“I did that as a way to grab attention.
“I am not Jane Doe… but I did read Jane Doe’s letter.
“I read the transcript of the call to your Committee…I saw it online. It was news.”
She fessed that she “just wanted to get attention” and that it was a “tactic” and “a ploy” to discredit Kavanaugh.
When asked about the e-mail she said: “I was angry, and I sent it out.”
Investigators asked her if she ever met Judge Kavanaugh to which she replied: “Oh Lord, no.”
In a phone conversation with the committee, she said she “just wanted attention” adding that she called the Congress multiple times to oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination during his hearing process
Grassley described Munro-Leighton as a left-wing activist who was “decades older than Judge Kavanaugh” and referred her to be investigated by the DOJ and FBI.
BREAKING: This is quite a read. Woman who claimed Justice Kavanaugh raped her now admits they’ve never even met. She’s been referred to DOJ/FBI for investigation and could soon be in serious legal trouble. https://t.co/QhFXt9yhRn
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) November 2, 2018
While investigators believe that Munro-Leighton is the original Jane Doe author, it is also possible she saw the letter’s transcript online then took credit for it and e-mailed the Committee claiming to be the author.
“The Committee is grateful to citizens who come forward with relevant information in good faith, even if they are not one hundred percent sure about what they know.
“But when individuals intentionally mislead the Committee, they divert Committee resources during time-sensitive investigations and materially impede our work,” Grassley said.
“Such acts are not only unfair; they are potentially illegal.
“It is illegal to make materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements to Congressional investigators.
“It is illegal to obstruct Committee investigations,” he added.
Judy Munro-Leighton’s email to Committee staff
To all Republican Senators, 10/3/18
My name is Jane Doe, from Oceanside CA. I am sharing with you the story of the night that Brett Kavanaugh and his friend sexually assaulted and raped me in his car. Here is the letter that I sent to Sen. Kamala Harris on Sept. 19 with details of this vicious assault. The Senate Judiciary Comm had a phone interview on Sept. 26 with Kavanaugh to ask him about my letter.
I refuse to allow Donald J. Trump to use me or my story as an ugly chant at one of his Republican rallies. I know that Jane Doe will get no media attention, but I am deathly afraid of revealing any information about myself or my family.I watched in horror as Trump vilified Dr. Blasey-Ford. I will not allow this abuse to be directed toward me.
The typed version of her handwritten letter to Senator Kamala Harris:
Dear, Senator Grassley, et al.
The current situation regarding the accusations made by Dr. Ford against Brett Kavanaugh have prompted me to write you today. I have moved on with my life since he forced himself on me as well. The times were so different, and I didn’t expect to be taken seriously, embarrass my family, be believed at all. I was at a party with a friend. I had been drinking. She left with another boy, leaving me to find my own way home. Kavanaugh and a friend offered me a ride home. I don’t know the other boy’s name. I was in his car to go home. His friend was behind me in the backseat. Kavanaugh kissed me forcefully.
I told him I only wanted a ride home. Kavanaugh continued to grope me over my clothes, forcing his kisses on me and putting his hand under my sweater. ‘No,’ I yelled at him. The boy in the backseat reached around, putting his hand over my mouth and holding my arm to keep me in the car. I screamed into his hand. Kavanaugh continued his forcing himself on me. He pulled up my sweater and bra exposing my breasts, and reached into my panties, inserting his fingers into my vagina. My screams were silenced by the boy in the backseat covering my mouth and groping me as well. Kavanaugh slapped me and told me to be quiet and forced me to perform oral sex on him. He climaxed in my mouth. They forced me to go into the backseat and took turns raping me several times each.
They dropped me off two blocks from my home. ‘No one will believe if you tell. Be a good girl,’ he told me. Watching what has happened to Anita Hill and Dr. Ford has me petrified to come forward in person or even provide my name. A group of white men, powerful senators who won’t believe me, will come after me. Like Dr. Ford, I’m a teacher, I have an education, a family, a child, a home. I have credibility. Just because something happens a long time ago, because a rape victim doesn’t want to personally come forward, does not mean something can’t be true.
Jane Doe, Oceanside, California.
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