Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, had requested an investigation the accuser, Judy Munro-Leighton, who anonymously claimed that Kavanaugh forced her to perform oral sex on him.
Munro-Leighton wrote that she was "sharing with you the story of the night that Brett Kavanaugh and his friend sexually assaulted and raped me in his car" and referred to "the letter that I sent to Sen".
"Can you imagine if he didn't become a Justice of the Supreme Court because of her disgusting False Statements?" he continued. What about the others?
Munro-Leighton admitted to investigators that she lied about being the author of a letter received by the committee.
Once the Senate Judiciary Committee staff heard Judge Kavanaugh's denial and learned Monro-Leighton's identity, they began to do some research into her past.
October 3: The Senate Judiciary Committee received an email from Judy Munro-Leighton stating that she was the alleged "Jane Doe" from the letter. Grassley claimed that Munro-Leighton confessed to committee investigators that she had never met Kavanaugh and admitted her allegation was a "ploy" and "tactic" because she opposed the judge's nomination.
At the time that the allegations surfaced, Judge Kavanaugh called the accusation "ridiculous", adding, " [T] he whole thing is just a crock, farce, wrong, didn't happen, not anything close".
Kavanaugh's confirmation in October was complicated by several allegations of sexual misconduct, including by California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford referring to the alleged misconduct during their college years.
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In the most troubling accusation against Kavanaugh after his nomination to the top court, California professor Christine Blasey Ford testified that a "stumbling drunk" Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, tried to remove her clothing and pressed his hand over her mouth when she attempted to scream at a house party when they were both in high school.
Trump did not draw a distinction between the Grassley referral of a woman who had received little attention and the allegations of Ford and other women who made claims to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
"I was angry and I sent it out", she reportedly said.
When they finally spoke with her Thursday, she claimed she wasn't Jane Doe - but had heard about the letter and claimed to be Jane Doe so it would get more attention. "I did that as a way to grab attention", the letter states.
"It was a made-up story", Trump said of Munro-Leighton's allegedly recanted allegations, amplifying an argument he made on Twitter earlier Saturday.
Grassley recently referred Michael Avenatti and Julie Swetnick to the Justice Department alleging they made "materially false" statements to the committee during their investigation.
Shortly after Dr. Ford's allegation surfaced, Sen.