Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh walks along the hallways of the Russell Senate Office Building on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
In a telephone conversation with Committee investigators on Thursday, Munro-Leighton confessed that her email claiming to be the "Jane Doe" who accused Kavanaugh of rape was made "to get attention" and was just a "tactic" and a "ploy". Such acts are not only unfair; they are potentially illegal."The timing of the request could help reignite Kavanaugh's role in the midterm elections".
She's also been identified as a left-wing activist and is said to be "decades older" than Kavanaugh.
Grassley also referred Judy Munro-Leighton for lying to Congress and obstructing the committee's investigation.
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A woman admits that she lied in claiming to be "Jane Doe", the anonymous author of a rape accusation against Kavanaugh. Grassley, in a letter to the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation, said a woman by the name of Judy Munro-Leighton took responsibility for authoring an anonymous letter that made allegations that Kavanaugh and a friend raped her. Kamala Harris of California in September, and was publicly released with Kavanaugh's testimony on the Committee's website on September 26. She continued: "I know that [Jane Doe] will get no media attention, but I am deathly afraid of revealing any information about myself or my family".
She then included a typed version of the Jane Doe letter. She said she'd never met Kavanaugh, but was against his nomination.
The Senate Judiciary Committee issued a report on November 3 summarizing its investigation of allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. But after being interviewed by Senate investigators, she recanted, USA Today reported. "It is illegal to make materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements to Congressional investigators".
According to the report, two unnamed men separately contacted the committee "claiming that they believed they had an encounter with Dr. Ford around the time of the alleged incident". Kavanaugh has denied all the allegations.
The accusation from the anonymous letter was one of many that were leveled against Kavanaugh, who would eventually replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.