A lesser-known woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has admitted she fabricated her claims in order to “get attention.” Judy Munro-Leighton had accused now-Justice Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in a “Jane Doe” letter purporting to be from someone in Oceanside, California. But in a conversation with her on Nov. 1, investigators with the Senate Judiciary Committee verified the allegations were false. The woman is actually a liberal activist who is decades older than Kavanaugh and actually lives in Kentucky. Giving false information to a Senate committee is a crime. Thusly, Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley referred Munro-Leighton to the Department of Justice for criminal prosecution. He has already done so with another discredited accuser, Julie Swetnick.
—QUOTABLE: Asked why she sent the letter: “I was angry, and I sent it out.” -Munro-Leighton
—Asked if she’d ever met Kavanaugh: “Oh Lord, no.” -Munro-Leighton
—”It is illegal to make materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements to Congressional investigators. It is illegal to obstruct Committee investigations.” -Grassley
The Democrats are finally getting an FBI investigation in the wake of the Kavanaugh circus. Well, maybe not the one they wanted. Sen. Chuck Grassley on Thursday referred sleazy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti and a client to the FBI for investigation. The client is Julie Swetnick, who accused now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh of drugging girls at house parties in the ‘80s and running a gang rape ring while a 15 year old high schooler. Grassley alleges that the two engaged in a possible conspiracy to give false statements and info to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
—“The obvious, subsequent contradictions along with the suspicious timing of the allegations necessitate a criminal investigation by the Justice Department.” -Grassley
Michael Avenatti has challenged Donald Trump Jr. to an MMA fight. The lawyer famous for representing porn star Stormy Daniels and discredited Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick told an NBC reporter he was challenging President Trump’s eldest son to a mixed martial arts fight for charity. Trump Junior didn’t respond, but the two have traded jabs on social media in the past—as has the president, who recently tweeted that Avenatti is a “total low-life.” Avenatti is being talked about as a possible Dem presidential candidate in 2020.
Julie Swetnick is facing an accusation of her own. The third woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of inappropriate sexual behavior is facing the accusation by her ex boyfriend that she threatened to kill their unborn child after he discontinued their relationship. The ex, Richard Vineccy, also told Fox News that Swetnick asked him to hit her on occasion. He also said that she never discussed her recently publicized allegation—one that has no evidence—that Kavanaugh and a friend orchestrated a gang rape ring and spiked punch bowls at house parties when they were teenagers. Swetnick’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti of Stormy Daniels porn star fame, dismissed Vineccy’s claims as just those of “an aggrieved ex boyfriend.”
—QUOTABLE: “Right after I broke up with her, she basically called me many times and at one point she basically said, ‘You will never, ever see your unborn child alive.’” -Vineccy on Laura Ingraham
The third Kavanaugh accuser is backing off her claims. In an interview with MSNBC, Julie Swetnick completely changed her story that Brett Kavanaugh and his friend would spike the punch at high school parties with grain alcohol and ringlead the gang rapes of drunk high school girls by “trains” of boys. Before, she claimed Kavanaugh and Mark Judge “made efforts to spike the punch” with drugs and alcohol. Her new story is that she saw the two standing next to the punch once. Before, she claimed the pair stood in line outside locked rooms waiting to take their turn in the “train rape” of girls. But now she says the boys were actually just standing around, and she only suspects that rapes were happening and that they were waiting.
—QUOTABLE: “I cannot specifically say that he was one of the ones who assaulted me, but before this happened to me at that party, I saw Brett Kavanaugh there, I saw Mark Judge there, and they were hanging about the area where I started to feel disoriented.” -Swetnick