As we previously reported, it was revealed this week that NBC withheld vital information regarding the rape allegations against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. We are now finding out just how important this information was. It seems that Kavanaugh could have been cleared of the rape allegations had this information been revealed.
Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick’s sworn statement claimed that she had been present at high school parties where he and his friends “spiked” punch and “gang raped” young women.
This past Thursday, however, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley referred both Ms. Swetnick and her attorney, creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti, to the DOJ to be criminally investigated in relation to a “potential conspiracy to provide materially false statements to Congress.”
Western Journal writes:
A news release from the Judiciary Committee pointed to an interview Swetnick gave to NBC on Oct. 1, during which she “specifically and explicitly back-tracked or contradicted key parts of her sworn statement on these and other allegations.”
“In subsequent interviews, Avenatti likewise cast serious doubt on or contradicted the allegations while insisting that he had thoroughly vetted his client,” the release states.
Following Grassley’s announcement of the criminal referral, NBC published a story on Thursday noting that not only had the network not been able to corroborate Swetnick’s initial claims, but it “found other apparent inconsistencies in a second sworn statement from another woman whose statement Avenatti provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee in a bid to bolster Swetnick’s claims.”
Then there was the second sworn statement, which indicated that an anonymous woman claimed that she saw Kavanaugh “spike” the punch at multiple parties back in the 1980s. Avenatti released the statement via Twitter.
Part of the statement read, “During the years 1981-82, I witnessed firsthand Brett Kavanaugh, together with others, ‘spike’ the ‘punch’ at house parties I attended with Quaaludes and/or grain alcohol. I understood this was being done for the purpose of making girls more likely to engage in sexual acts and less likely to say ‘No.’”
It went on to claim that the “witness” saw Brett Kavanaugh act “overly aggressive and verbally abusive to girls. This conduct included inappropriate physical contact with girls of a sexual nature.”
NBC spoke to the “witness” via telephone on September 30th before the network was set to interview Julie Swetnick, however she contradicted Avenatti.
“I didn’t ever think it was Brett,” she said to NBC. She further stated that she had never even met Julie Swetnick in high school, and definitely never saw her at any high school parties. They did not become friends until they were in their 30s, according to the woman.
The network asked the woman if she had ever witnessed Brett Kavanaugh acting inappropriately toward any women and she answered with a simple, “No.”
The network contacted her against on October 4th. She texted NBC saying, “It is incorrect that I saw Brett spike the punch. I didn’t see anyone spike the punch…I was very clear with Michael Avenatti from day one.”
When she was asked about seeing Kavanaugh act abusively toward other females, she texted, “I would not ever allow anyone to be abusive in my presence. Male or female.”
NBC then spoke to Michael Avenatti, asking that he address the contradictions. He answered by saying that he was “disgusted” with NBC.
“I just confirmed with her yet again that everything in the declaration is true and correct,” Avenatti said to NBC. “She must have been confused by your question.”
In an October 5th text, the woman said to NBC, “I will definitely talk to you again and no longer Avenatti. I do not like that he twisted my words.”
Daily Wire editor Ashe Schow questioned why NBC did not reveal this information sooner.
NBC had all this but didn’t report it at the time, before Kavanaugh’s was confirmed.
I wonder why. https://t.co/8OFAoyTY0e
— Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow) October 26, 2018