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"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", Grassley's office said.

Kavanaugh was asked about the letter in a September conference call under oath and denied the allegations.

The Senate Judiciary Committee tweeted that Munro-Leighton "admitted, contrary to her prior claims, that she had not been sexually assaulted by Judge Kavanaugh and was not the author of the original "Jane Doe" letter".

The most prominent of those to make claims against the then-Supreme Court nominee was California psychologist Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who said that back in the early 1980s when both she and Kavanaugh were teens in the Washington, D.C., area, the judge committed sexual misconduct against her. Committee investigators tracked her down in Kentucky.

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". Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) in late September signing it as Jane Doe and alleging Kavanaugh and a friend raped had her several times in the back seat of a vehicle, however failing to mention when and where.

The woman, Judy Munro-Leighton, falsely claimed to have authored a "Jane Doe" letter stating that Kavanaugh and a friend raped her "several times" in the back seat of a vehicle, which the judge denies.

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Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Judiciary Committee revealed the fraud in a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department Friday, asking them to prosecute Judy Munro-Leighton for lying to and obstructing Congress.

"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", Grassley wrote.

Justice Kavanaugh's confirmation process was delayed while the committee investigated a number of sexual assault and harassment claims, none of which have been corroborated by any public evidence to date.

A letter signed by "Jane Doe" from Oceanside, California, was sent to Sen. Munro-Leighton said "I did that as a way to grab attention". She told them she had never met Kavanaugh.

He vehemently denied all of the claims. In response, Ms. Munro-Leighton left Committee investigators a voicemail on November 1, 2018. I read the transcript of the call to your Committee ...

Grassley last month also requested a criminal investigation into another Kavanaugh accuser, Julie Swetnick, and her attorney, Michael Avenatti.

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