GOP chairman refers Kavanaugh accuser for criminal probe

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Several media outlets have reported that the FBI's supplemental report indicated that Leland Keyser, a friend of Dr. Ford, felt pressure from Dr. Ford's allies to revisit her initial statement to the Committee that she did not know Justice Kavanaugh or have any knowledge of the alleged incident.78 According to the news articles, Keyser reported that former Federal Bureau of Investigation employee Monica McLean, whom Dr. Ford allegedly coached in a polygraph exam years earlier, and others contacted her to suggest she "clarify" her account.

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

Beyond the allegations, Kavanaugh's reputation as an ultra-conservative has generated fear among liberals and moderates that he will opine from the bench against women's reproductive rights and worker, voter and environmental protections.

Just days before the midterm elections, Sen. The Iowa Republican says that under questioning from the committee, she said she never met Kavanaugh and didn't write the letter.

Sen. Chuck Grassley wrote in a letter to the Justice Department that Sen.

September 26: The Senate Judiciary Committee presented the letter to Kavanaugh and interviewed him about the allegations, all of which he completely denied. In order to investigate her sexual-assault claims, Committee investigators first attempted to reach her by phone on October 3, 2018, but were unsuccessful. "As explained below, I am writing to refer Ms". But investigators went on to determine that Munro-Leighton was a left-wing activist, decades older than Kavanaugh and lives in Kentucky. The anonymous accuser alleged that Justice Kavanaugh and a friend had raped her "several times each" in the backseat of a auto.

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"Regardless, Committee staff quickly began investigating the claims as part of the broader investigation, hindered by the limited information provided".

Kavanaugh denied all the claims against him.

He said that nothing of the kind ever happened. In response, Ms. Munro-Leighton left Committee investigators a voicemail on November 1, 2018. I did that as a way to grab attention.

A letter signed by "Jane Doe" from Oceanside, California, was sent to Sen. I saw it online.

"I was angry, and I sent it out", Munro-Leighton said of her sexual assault allegation. "But when individuals intentionally mislead the Committee, they divert Committee resources during time-sensitive investigations and materially impede our work".

Last week, Grassley referred attorney Michael Avenatti and client Julie Swetnick - who accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct - for criminal investigation regarding a potential "conspiracy" to provide false statements to Congress and obstruct its investigation.

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