By: Forrest R. Church
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Judy Munro-Leighton who alleged that Justice Kavanaugh and another friend had raped her “several times each” in the backseat of a car was referred to the Department of Justice on Friday.
Accusations were submitted via a “Jane Doe” letter provided to Democrat Senator Kamala Harris of California in the midst of then Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing earlier in the year to become the next Supreme Court Justice of the United States.
Justice Kavanaugh was narrowly approved 50-48 among Senate party lines with all Republicans voting “yes” on his confirmation while all Democrats with the exception of West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin III, voting “no”.
The committee’s investigation of Judy Munro-Leighton found:
“Given her relatively unique name, Committee investigators were able to use open-source research to locate Ms. Munro-Leighton and determine that she: (1) is a left-wing activist; (2) is decades older than Judge Kavanaugh; and (3) lives in neither the Washington DC area nor California, but in Kentucky,” Grassley’s office wrote.
“Under questioning by Committee investigators, Ms. Munro-Leighton admitted, contrary to her prior claims, that she had not been sexually assaulted by … Kavanaugh and was not the author of the original ‘Jane Doe’ letter,” Grassley’s office wrote in a Friday referral to the DOJ.
“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. 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.”
“In short, during the Committee’s time-sensitive investigation of allegations against Judge Kavanaugh, Ms. Munro-Leighton submitted a fabricated allegation, which diverted Committee resources. When questioned by Committee investigators she admitted it was false, a ‘ploy,’ and a ‘tactic,’” Grassley’s office wrote. “She was opposed to Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation.”
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