In a move that has stunned many liberals, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has referred Julie Swetnick and her ‘creepy’ lawyer Michael Avenatti to the Justice Department for criminal investigation.
The announcement today signals that the Senate will not allow false allegations and potentially false statements to be made.
Swetnick accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of being involved in so-called ‘gang-rapes’ during his high school years. However, later backtracked her claims.
Avenatti has been facing his own trials. He was recently evicted from offices in California for failure to pay rent, and in a separate case, a judge awarded his former colleague a settlement of over $4 million dollars.
“The law prohibits such false statements to Congress and obstruction of congressional committee investigations. For the law to work, we can’t just brush aside potential violations. I don’t take lightly making a referral of this nature, but ignoring this behavior will just invite more of it in the future,” Grassley said in a statement.
Avenatti responded on Twitter, writing it was “ironic that Senator Grassley now is interested in investigations.”
“He didn’t care when it came to putting a man on the SCOTUS for life. We welcome the investigation as now we can finally get to the bottom of Judge Kavanaugh’s lies and conduct. Let the truth be known,” the porn lawyer claimed.
Avenatti added in an email to The Hill, “Grassley has just made a major mistake. Let the investigation into Kavanaugh and his lies begin.”
Of course, Avenatti was belligerent after evidence of misconduct was delivered against him in the case last week too. It seems to many people that he really doesn’t know any other way than to scream about injustice, all while being guilty.
Swetnick claimed in a sworn declaration that Kavanaugh “was at a party where she was gang raped. Kavanaugh vehemently denied the allegation.”
Later, during a television interview, she then said that she couldn’t be sure that Kavanaugh was there. And, a number of witnesses to her previous ‘sketchy’ behavior helped demonstrate the possibility that she was not being truthful.
In a letter sent today to Attorney General Jeff Session and FBI Director Christopher Wray, Grassley wrote that he was referring Swetnick and Avenatti for investigation on “materially false statements they made to the Committee during the course of the Committee’s investigation.”
“In light of the seriousness of these facts, and the threat these types of actions pose to the Committee’s ability to perform its constitutional duties, I hope you will give this referral the utmost consideration,” Grassley wrote.
Many people hope that the Justice Department will investigate, and that it will help deter other leftists who make up ‘false statements’ to malign conservatives.