Trump Uses False Accusation Against Brett Kavanaugh To Inflame His Base

Erika Holt
November 4, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford speaks before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 27,2018. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.

President Trump seized on the report Saturday, calling her "a vicious accuser". It claimed that Kavanaugh and another man had raped her repeatedly in the back seat of a auto after offering her a ride home. She admitted that she hadn't been sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh.

Late on Friday, Sen.

In a letter to the Justice Department and the FBI, Sen.

"On November 1, 2018, Committee investigators connected with Ms. Munro-Leighton by phone and spoke with her about the sexual-assault allegations against Judge Kavanaugh she had made to the Committee", Grassley wrote in the letter. "She made up the story". The Committee's investigation has involved communicating with numerous individuals claiming to have relevant information. How about some more R29 goodness, right here? I am writing to refer Ms.

Kavanaugh is slated to appear at the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday for a traditional ceremony, but what he won't be doing is walking down 44 marble steps in front of the building while flanked by Chief Justice John Roberts. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). A woman who identified herself as "Jane Doe" from Oceanside, Calif., detailed the episode in the vehicle. When directly asked by Committee investigators if she was, as she had claimed, the "Jane Doe" from Oceanside California who had sent the letter to Senator Harris, she admitted: "No, no, no".

He vehemently denied all of the claims.

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One person interviewed who claimed to know Ford said she did drugs on occasion, but she did not specify what kind of drugs.

"I am Jane Doe from Oceanside CA - Kavanaugh raped me", Ms. Munro-Leighton wrote in an October 3 email claiming to have been a victim of the judge.

Eventually, as the full letter made clear, the accuser - by then identified as Judy Munro-Leighton - admitted the whole thing was a hoax done for "attention".

Kavanaugh was questioned by the committee after an anonymous letter signed "Jane Doe" alleged he and a friend raped an Oceanside, California, woman in a auto. "When asked by Committee investigators whether she had ever met Judge Kavanaugh, she said: 'Oh Lord, no'". I did that as a way to grab attention.

It's unclear who wrote the first Jane Doe letter. The committee then published a transcript of the interview, which included the letter's contents. I saw it online.

She said that she "just wanted to get attention" and that "it was a tactic ... that was just a ploy".

Grassley wrote that the committee initially investigated her allegation even though it came "from an anonymous accuser" with "no return address", "timeframe", or "location" of the alleged assaults.

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