Avenatti’s troubles are not over. The Senate Judiciary committee has found evidence that one of his accusers has broken federal law. The Daily Wire reports:
In its report on its findings regarding the sexual misconduct allegations against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the Senate Judiciary Committee details the evidence that prompted the committee to refer accuser Julie Swetnick and her attorney Michael Avenatti to the Justice Department for review for “potential violations of Senate rules, potential witness tampering, and potential false statements made to the Committee in violation of federal law.”
In the committee’s summary of its findings released Nov. 2, it states that after an exhaustive review — including over 40 interviews and 25 written statements from potential witnesses — it did not find “any evidence to substantiate or corroborate any of the allegations” against Kavanaugh. It did, however, find evidence that some of Kavanaugh’s accusers potentially broke federal law. One of those accusers was Judy Munro-Leighton, who later admitted to having fabricated allegations against Kavanaugh for what she described as an attempt to “get attention.”
“As explained below, I am writing to refer Ms. Judy Munro-Leighton for investigation of potential violations of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1001 (materially false statements) and 1505 (obstruction), for materially false statements she made to the Committee during the course of the Committee’s investigation,” committee chair Sen. Chuck Grassley announced the same day the committee published its report. “Ms. Munro-Leighton confessed to Committee investigators that (1) she ‘just wanted to get attention’; (2) ‘it was a tactic’; and (3) ‘that was just a ploy.”
The committee also referred celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti and his client Julie Swetnick — the so-called “third accuser,” whom several Democrat senators declared a “credible” witness in the height of the Kavanaugh circus — for review.
Now that Trump has a new Attorney General in charge, Avenatti’s conspiracy to slander a sitting United States judge looks like it could backfire on him.