Grassley Refers Avenatti, Swetnick To DOJ For Criminal Investigation Of Kavanaugh Claim

The Federalist | 10/25/2018 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has referred Brett Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick and her lawyer Michael Avenatti to the Department of Justice and FBI for a criminal investigation over whether they lied to Congress.

The criminal referral says the committee believes Swetnick and Avenatti potentially committed three felonies — materially false statements to federal officials, conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government, and deliberate obstruction of a federal investigation — in their accusation against Kavanaugh.

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Swetnick accused Kavanaugh of facilitating and participating in gang rape parties she attended as a college student, when he was in high school. She came forward late in the confirmation process, after Christine Blasey Ford had accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school, and Deborah Ramirez had accused him of exposing himself to her when they were in college.

The FBI investigated the initial two claims and found no evidence or corroboration of either allegation, but reportedly did not touch the Swetnick claim, which was widely regarded as not credible. Nevertheless, liberal...
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