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Sen. Grassley Asks DOJ to Investigate Avenatti and Julie Swetnick over Kavanaugh Statements

HeadlineOct 26, 2018

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has asked the Justice Department to investigate lawyer Michael Avenatti and his client Julie Swetnick for possibly making false statements to Congress about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and attempting to obstruct the Senate investigation into Kavanaugh. Swetnick wrote an official statement to the Judiciary Committee, accusing Brett Kavanaugh of attending parties in the 1980s where he would help get women drunk who were then gang-raped. Grassley said that contradictions in her story require further investigation. In response, Michael Avenatti tweeted, “let’s start the investigation tonight. I will make my client available for a sworn interview and you can make Judge Kavanaugh available for a sworn interview. We also have 9 other witnesses we want interviewed and specific documents we want requested. Let’s go.”

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