Senate Judiciary Committee Refers Creepy Porn Lawyer and Crazed Bunny Boiler to Justice for Possible Felonies

In what is both a refreshing breath of fresh air and a blow struck for justice, the Senate Judiciary Committee has sent a criminal referral on Michael Avenatti and Julie Swetnick to Department of Justice:

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley today referred Julie Swetnick and her attorney Michael Avenatti to the Justice Department for criminal investigation relating to a potential conspiracy to provide materially false statements to Congress and obstruct a congressional committee investigation, three separate crimes, in the course of considering Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States.

While the Committee was in the middle of its extensive investigation of the late-breaking sexual-assault allegations made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Avenatti publicized his client’s allegations of drug- and alcohol-fueled gang rapes in the 1980s. The obvious, subsequent contradictions along with the suspicious timing of the allegations necessitate a criminal investigation by the Justice Department.

Grassley referred Swetnick and Avenatti for investigation in a letter sent today to the Attorney General of the United States and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The letter notes potential violations of 18 U.S.C. §§ 371, 1001 and 1505, which respectively define the federal criminal offenses of conspiracy, false statements and obstruction of Congress. The referral seeks further investigation only, and is not intended to be an allegation of a crime.

The referral methodically details the issues with Swetnick’s allegations as relayed by Avenatti, the immediate diversion of committee resources to investigate those allegations, the subsequent contradictions by both Swetnick and Avenatti, the lack of substantiating or corroborating evidence, and the overarching and serious credibility problems pervading the presentation of these allegations.

This is the referral.

As I posted at the time, Swetnick was a rather unconvincing witness and this makes it even more clear:

https://twitter.com/seanmdav/status/1055506076165128192

I don’t know the degree to which the Justice Department will follow up on this. But it will certainly burnish Avenatti’s political resume to be an accused felon.

If you’re inclined here are my previous stories on Swetnick here | here | here | here | here |

And if that doesn’t liven up his background, this will:

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