One of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers has already been found to be a liar and now faces potential criminal prosecution and a potential 10-year prison sentence, thanks to actions taken Saturday by Senate Committee Judiciary chairman Chuck Grassley.
Last Monday an unnamed male accuser contacted Democrat Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse to accuse Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge of having sexually assaulted a “close acquaintance” 33 years ago on a boat in Newport, Rhode Island.
Instead of performing any due diligence, Whitehouse promptly forwarded the allegations to his fellow members on the Senate Judiciary Committee, who subsequently broached the allegations with Kavanaugh during a phone interview Tuesday.
“The event took place on a 36-foot maroon and white 12 boat in the harbor at Newport, Rhode Island, after the three had met at a local bar,” an unspecified committee member revealed to the SCOTUS nominee during the interview, according to a transcript.
“According to [the anonymous complainant], when he learned of the assault at approximately 5:00 a.m. that same morning, he and another individual went to the harbor, located the boat the victim had described and physically confronted the two men, leaving them with significant injuries.”
The unnamed accuser then buried the issue for 33 years, up until the moment he saw Kavanaugh on television and recognized him as the man who’d allegedly raped his “close acquaintance.”
A day after the committee revealed the not-yet-publicized allegation to Kavanaugh, someone used a Twitter account with the name “Jeffrey Catalan” to recant it:
While it’s unclear if “Jeffrey Catalan” is the man’s real name, the media have confirmed that the individual behind the tweet was the accuser and that his apology and recantation were legitimate.
In response, Grassley filed a letter with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray requesting a criminal investigation be launched into the false accuser.
“I write today respectfully referring [the anonymous complainant] for investigation of potential violations of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1001 and 1505, for materially false statements [the anonymous complainant] made to the Committee as part of its investigation of allegations against Judge Kavanaugh,” he wrote.
Each code violation cited by Grassley carries with it a potential prison sentence of five up to 5 years, meaning the unnamed accuser could be facing up to 10 years behind bars.
The accuser’s past tweets suggest he may suffer from some sort of mental disorder. He’s previously accused President Donald Trump of “manslaughter” and urged the military to overthrow him in a coup:
Trump is guilty of manslaughter and Russia knows
— Jeffrey Catalan (@JeffreyCatala16) July 17, 2018
A question, WHEN will the UNITED STATES MILITARY decided to do what they have vowed, and remove the domestic threat to the CONSTITUTION that lives in the White house?
— Jeffrey Catalan (@JeffreyCatala16) June 27, 2018
Instead of sending him to prison, perhaps the authorities should lock him up in an insane asylum?
Below is social media’s reaction to his bizarre behavior and rhetoric:
Democrats have lost their minds. It shows!
— JamieRJN (@JamieRJN) September 27, 2018
Is all of this beyond the point of crazy yet?
— Kelli Janssen (@KelliJanssks) September 27, 2018
— Laura Whittaker (@AfricaDesk1) September 27, 2018
OMG! Is this SNL? Ridiculous does not cover it. So know all the crazies in the country will come forward with crazier …and crazier accusations.
— evelyn (@Elou33) September 27, 2018
What do you expect from these crazy socialist dems
— Pattie Holliday (@pattieholliday) September 27, 2018
The totally unhinged left. With no boundaries their own intellectual chaos and inner uncontrollable anarchy is surfacing. #RedNovember. Help yourselves 🍿. EB
Kavanaugh Accuser Says Trump Guilty Of ‘Manslaughter,’ Called For Coup https://t.co/26GIXtlTqn
— 🕎ElianaBenador🕎 (@ElianaBenador) September 27, 2018
This Bozo is gonna be in deep doo-doo I hope. Lying to a Senate committee is a crime.
— 🇺🇸2ndUSRevolution🇺🇸 (@2ndUSRevolutoin) September 27, 2018
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