She said in her testimony that she was "100 percent" certain she was assaulted by Kavanaugh. Grassley penned a letter referring the matter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and urging them to bring charges against Monro-Leighton.
"A vicious accuser of Justice Kavanaugh has just admitted that she was lying, her story was totally made up, or FAKE!" the president tweeted.
Susan Walsh/APRetired Justice Anthony Kennedy, right, ceremonially swears-in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, as President Donald Trump looks on, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, October 8, 2018.
By a vote of 50-48, the Senate gave a lifetime job to Kavanaugh, 53, after weeks of fierce debate over sexual violence, alcohol abuse and privilege that convulsed the nation just weeks before congressional elections on November 6.
Kavanaugh is slated to appear at the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday for a traditional ceremony, but what he won't be doing is walking down 44 marble steps in front of the building while flanked by Chief Justice John Roberts.
In addition, Grassley also requested an FBI investigation into accuser Julie Swetnick and her attorney, porn star lawyer Michael Avenatti, who also represents Stormy Daniels. "The letter contained highly graphic sexual-assault accusations against Judge Kavanaugh".
Grassley said said that when "individuals intentionally mislead the Committee, they divert Committee resources during time-sensitive investigations and materially impede our work. This was a serious and thorough investigation that left no stone unturned in our pursuit of the facts", Grassley said.
During his remarks in Montana, Trump dwelled extensively on Kavanaugh's confirmation - and focused on a woman whose name and accusations had not come up publicly in a hearing to explore allegations of sexual assault and misconduct made against the judge.
Shortly after Dr. Ford's allegation surfaced, Sen.
The case has been forwarded to the Department of Justice for further investigation.
Grassley claimed that Munro-Leighton confessed to committee investigators that she had never met Kavanaugh and admitted her allegation was a "ploy" and "tactic" because she opposed the judge's nomination. "Under questioning by Committee investigators, Ms. 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". She says she did this to get attention and now I suspect she's going to get all she wanted and more.
Throughout the process, Kavanaugh - a married father of two daughters and a highly respected judge on the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit - vehemently denied all such accusations and maintained his innocence. Saturday's report on the investigation noted: "In sum, the Committee spoke to 45 individuals and collected 25 written statements".