Holeee crap! Judiciary committee chairman Chuck Grassley just criminally referred Michael Avenatti and Julie Swetnick to the Justice Department for making materially false statements to the committee during their Kavanaugh investigation!
Dear Attorney General Sessions and Director Wray:
As you know, the Senate Judiciary Committee recently processed the nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, leading to his eventual confirmation on October 6, 2018. As part of that process, the Committee has investigated various allegations made against Judge Kavanaugh. The Committee’s investigation has involved communicating with numerous individuals claiming to have relevant information. While many of those individuals have provided the Committee information in good faith, it unfortunately appears some have not. As explained below, I am writing to refer Mr. Michael Avenatti and Ms. Julie Swetnick for investigation of potential violations of 18 U.S.C. §§ 371, 1001, and 1505, for materially false statements they made to the Committee during the course of the Committee’s investigation.
Here’s the full 29-page referral from Grassley for you to read. Be sure and get some popcorn!
Grassley criminal referral … by on Scribd
I haven’t read it yet as I just got home from lunch. But this is a pretty amazing development as I doubt Grassley would make this referral if he didn’t have evidence to back it up. Everything he did in the Kavanaugh hearings were by the book.