Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has referred another person to the FBI for making false accusations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh -- and this woman admitted she has never met Kavanaugh and that she just made the wild claim to "grab attention."
Grassley wrote a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray about an allegation of rape against Kavanaugh that began with an anonymous letter received by Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.).
Here's the timeline of events:
- Sept. 25: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, received an anonymous handwritten letter from "Jane Doe" which alleged that Kavanaugh and another male had raped her multiple times in a car.
- Sept. 26: The Senate Judiciary Committee presented the letter to Kavanaugh and interviewed him about the allegations, all of which he completely denied.
- Oct. 3: The Senate Judiciary Committee received an email from Judy Munro-Leighton stating that she was the alleged "Jane Doe" from the letter. Committee investigators ran background on Munro-Leighton and, according to Grassley, found that she is a left-wing activist who is decades older than Kavanaugh and who lives in Kentucky, not California as she alleged in the letter.
- Nov. 1: The Committee attempted to contact Munro-Leighton for most of October, and finally made contact nearly a month after Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court. Munro-Leighton said "I did that as a way to grab attention. I am not Jane Doe." She also told investigators the whole thing was a tactic and a ploy to oppose Kavanaugh's nomination.
"Regarding the false sexual assault allegation she made via her email to the Committee, she said: 'I was angry, and I sent it out.'" Grassley wrote. "When asked by Committee investigators whether she had ever met Judge Kavanaugh, she said: 'Oh Lord, no.'"
Grassley referred Munro-Leighton to the FBI for investigation into the false statements and for obstruction of the Committee's investigations.