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Kavanaugh's nomination set off a battle between Republicans, most of whom defended the judge, and Democrats, who pushed for a large-scale investigation into the women's allegations. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) forwarded a letter from a "Jane Doe" to Committee investigators, claiming that Kavanaugh and a friend had raped her "several times each" in the "backseat of a auto".
Investigators started looking into Munro-Leighton's allegations in early October, after she sent an email to the committee claiming she was the woman who sent a letter to Sen.
Kavanaugh vehemently denied all allegations of misconduct.
On Oct 7 this year, the U.S. confirmedBrett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, as Republicans dismissed sexual assault accusations against the conservative judge and delivered a major victory to President Donald Trump.
The letter continued, "On September 25, 2018, staffers for Senator [Kamala] Harris [of California], a Committee member, referred an undated handwritten letter to Committee investigators that her California office had received signed under the alias "Jane Doe" from Oceanside, California". Kamala Harris in California. In the letter, the anonymous woman detailed an incident where reported that Judge Kavanaugh and a friend had raped her "several times each". Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). A woman who identified herself as "Jane Doe" from Oceanside, Calif., detailed the episode in the vehicle.
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It remains to be seen whether the one witness who has not recanted her allegations - Kavanaugh's original accuser, Christine Blasey Ford - will continue to stand by her accusations of sexual assault.
"The whole thing is ridiculous", he said.
"Following the separate and extensive investigations by both the Committee and the FBI, there was no evidence to substantiate any of the claims of sexual assault made against Justice Kavanaugh".
In a letter addressed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray, Grassley said that Judy Munro-Leighton should be investigated for making materially false statements and for obstruction.
She then included a typed version of the Jane Doe letter.
"I was angry and I sent it out", she reportedly said.
Dealing with more false allegations ... Numerous people came forward with accounts of their past experiences with Kavanaugh, which ranged from sexual misconduct to habitual drinking.
"The Committee is grateful to citizens who come forward with relevant information in good faith, even if they are not one hundred percent sure about what they know", he wrote in the letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and DOJ. "But when individuals intentionally mislead the Committee, they divert Committee resources during time-sensitive investigations and materially impede our work".
"Such acts are not only unfair; they are potentially illegal", Grassley stressed.
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