Grassley Sends Criminal Referral Over Avenatti’s Kavanaugh Accusations
The Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman has requested an investigation into creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti and his client Julie Swetnick over potential “conspiracy to provide false statements to Congress.”
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wrote a letter to Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray claiming that Swetnick’s allegations were made at a “suspicious time,” and asked them to investigate whether Avenatti and his client obstructed the investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct levied against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing.
“When a well-meaning citizen comes forward with information relevant to the committee’s work, I take it seriously. It takes courage to come forward, especially with allegations of sexual misconduct or personal trauma. I’m grateful for those who find that courage,” Grassley said.
Avenatti, a potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels, represented Swetnick, who accused Kavanaugh of “gang rapes” at high school parties in the 1980s.
“But in the heat of partisan moments, some do try to knowingly mislead the committee. That’s unfair to my colleagues, the nominees, and others providing information who are seeking the truth. It stifles our ability to work on legitimate lines of inquiry. It also wastes time and resources for destructive reasons,” Grassley continued.
Avenatti fired back “within minutes” according to Fox News.
“This is clearly political,” he said. “And fortunately for us, Senator Grassley isn’t too smart — or I should say bright. This was a major mistake on his part. He just cracked open the door and I’m going to drive a Mack Truck through it.”
Avenatti blew his lid on Twitter, too.
“It is 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,” he said.
It is 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.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) October 25, 2018