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Grassley Calls on DOJ to Investigate Avenatti for Lying to Congress

"I am writing to refer Mr. Michael Avenatti and Ms. Julie Swetnick for investigation...for materially false statements they made to the Committee during the course of the Committee’s investigation."

By NTK Staff | 10.25.2018 @1:42pm
Grassley Calls on DOJ to Investigate Avenatti for Lying to Congress

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday asking the Department of Justice to investigate attorney Michael Avenatti and his client Julie Swetnick, over “false statements they made to the Committee” regarding Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Swetnick alleged that Kavanaugh attended high school parties in the 1980s where “gang rapes” repeatedly occurred, an accusation that Kavanaugh has denied.

“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,” Grassley wrote. “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,’ Grassley continued.

“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,” Grassley wrote.

The letter goes on to highlight an October 1 interview with NBC News where Swetnick, “back-tracked or contradicted key parts of her sworn statement on these and other allegations.”

According to a to a statement issued by the Judiciary Committee, “Avenatti likewise cast serious doubt on or contradicted the allegations while insisting that he had thoroughly vetted his client.”

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