Sen. Bill Cassidy: Criminal Referral Should Be Sent for Swetnick’s ‘Apparently False Affidavit’ Submitted by Avenatti
Perfect. It’s time to start fighting back. Plus doesn’t the Bar take a dim view of lawyers suborning perjury? Isn’t there a lawyer out there will the cajones to file a complaint against the creepy porn lawyer?
I’m getting the sense that the smearing of Brett Kavanaugh is starting to backfire on the Democrats… But where does he go to get his reputation back?
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R., La.) tweeted on Tuesday that a “criminal referral should be sent to the FBI” after Julie Swetnick backtracked on some allegations she levied against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in a sworn statement.
Swetnick’s attorney, Michael Avenatti, provided the Senate with her sworn statement in which she alleged Kavanaugh was complicit in “gang rape” parties in the 1980s. Swetnick, however, appeared to backtrack on some of her initial claims in an interview with NBC on Monday night.
“A criminal referral should be sent to the FBI/DOJ regarding the apparently false affidavit signed by Julie Swetnick that was submitted to the Senate by @MichaelAvenatti,” Cassidy tweeted.
A criminal referral should be sent to the FBI/DOJ regarding the apparently false affidavit signed by Julie Swetnick that was submitted to the Senate by @MichaelAvenatti.
— U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (@SenBillCassidy) October 2, 2018
In her sworn affidavit, Swetnick said in the early 1980s she attended multiple parties where she saw Kavanaugh–then in high school–”engage in abusive and physically aggressive behavior toward girls,” “grind” on girls,”drink excessively,” and “spike” the “punch” with alcohol or drugs in an effort to make girls lose their inhibitions. She claimed that at these parties, men–including Kavanaugh–would line up outside of a bedroom to rape drunk girls. Swetnick said she was gang raped at one of these parties, though she did not claim Kavanaugh raped her.
On Monday, she appeared less certain of Kavanaugh’s role in her allegations, saying, “I don’t know what [Kavanaugh] did, but I saw him by [punch containers].” She said she “didn’t know what was occurring” in the bedrooms she initially described as the site of gang rapes, but said it was “just too coincidental” that wasn’t what was happening. More