Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has released a 28-page memorandum summarizing its investigations of numerous sexual misconduct allegations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford et al.
Among those questioned, the report said, were Mark Judge, PJ Smyth, and Leland Keyser, the three individuals whom accuser Christine Blasey Ford claimed were present in the house when Kavanaugh allegedly threw her on a bed and sexually assaulted her sometime in the 1980s.
Kavanaugh has denied all the allegations against him.
US President Donald Trump has reacted to the claims.
The chairman already has referred lawyer Michael Avenatti and his client Julie Swetnick to the Justice Department for making false statements and obstructing of a congressional investigation. "The letter contained highly graphic sexual-assault accusations against Judge Kavanaugh". "It is illegal to obstruct Committee investigations", Grassley said.
Investigators also found evidence of potential witness tampering and violations of Senate rules. "When asked by Committee investigators whether she had ever met Judge Kavanaugh, she said: 'Oh Lord, no'".
When the committee investigators reached Munro-Leighton by phone on November 1, the woman admitted she "just wanted to get attention", "it was a tactic", and "that was just a ploy" during the confirmation process.
The president responded on Twitter writing, "A vicious accuser of Justice Kavanough has just admitted that she was lying, her story was totally made up, or FAKE!"
The letter continued, "On September 25, 2018, staffers for Senator [Kamala] Harris [of California], a Committee member, referred an undated handwritten letter to Committee investigators that her California office had received signed under the alias "Jane Doe" from Oceanside, California". "But when individuals intentionally mislead the Committee, they divert Committee resources during time-sensitive investigations and materially impede our work".
Kavanaugh has denied any wrongdoing.
"I was angry, and I sent it out", she told investigators.
"She lied about the story - about rape", Trump proclaimed, according to USA Today. She said she claimed to be Jane Doe so the letter would gain attention. Jon Tester, who is up for reelection, and his vote against Kavanaugh's confirmation.
But the Senate Judiciary Committee noted that six Federal Bureau of Investigation reports on Kavanaugh over the course of his career in politics and on the bench, which included interviews with almost 150 individuals who knew Kavanaugh, "did not reveal any alcohol abuse or inappropriate sexual behavior". It's not clear at this time if these concerns had to do with the reporting of a specific threat - again, they say its just "an abundance of caution" - but it has been reported in the past the Kavanaugh and his family have received death threats.