‘Women don’t lie’ meme in ruins as Grassley refers a confessed liar Kavanaugh accuser for prosecution
The exaggerated deference and respect afforded to Professor Christine Blasey-Ford when testifying to her completely uncorroborated charge that Bret Kavanaugh attempted to rape her during high school was mostly based on the contention that “women don’t lie” about such matters. The notion that political opposition could motivate a bogus charge of sexual assault was dismissed as so offensive as to brand the person raising the possibility as nearly as bad a s a rapist.
Except that another accuser of Justice Kavanaugh has admitted to making up a bogus charge out of political motives. That’s news that Trump-haters want to ignore, but fortunately Senator Chuck Grassley has just referred that accuser to the Justice Department for prosecution for lying, so the story won’t die. Given the fact that the perp has confessed, a plea deal is likely, assuming the DoJ decides to prosecute (as it should but is not guaranteed to do).
Matt Richardson reports for Fox News: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley on Friday referred a woman who'd accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of raping her “several times” in the backseat of a car to the Justice Department for “materially false statements” and “obstruction.”
Kavanaugh, confirmed to the high court on Oct. 6, was infamously accused by multiple women of sexual assault and misconduct before the confirmation.
Judy Munro-Leighton, according to Grassley’s office, “alleged that Justice Kavanaugh and a friend had raped her ‘several times each’ in the backseat of a car.”
Those accusations were made via a "Jane Doe" letter provided to Sen. Kamala Harris, a California Democrat and committee member, Grassley’s office wrote.
Upon further investigation, however, inconsistencies in the story emerged.
“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.
Justice Kavanaugh is owed a vigorous prosecution of this false accusation, and an investigation into the genesis of the Blasey-Ford accusations as well. (That’ll never happen, I realize.)