Could false sexual assault claims against Judge Brett Kavanaugh land his accuser in jail?
Noted author and attorney Alan Dershowitz thinks so.
Dershowitz—made famous as part of O.J. Simpson’s defense team—went on Tucker Carlson to discuss the charges by accuser Julie Swetnick.
Swetnick, who is represented by Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti, had initially claimed under oath that Kavanaugh ran a gang rape gang while in high school and spiked punch at parties in order to incapacitate teen girls.
The claim seemed unbelievable—especially because Swetnick was three years older than Kavanaugh and attended a different school—and her credibility was undercut by a shifting story and the lack of witnesses who were able to prove Swetnick even attended the same party as Kavanaugh. During a disastrous NBC News, Swetnick rolled back even more of her most ludicrous claims—throwing her credibility further into doubt.
Dershowitz thinks that, if Swetnick did in fact lie under oath to help destroy Kavanaugh’s reputation.
I have done some research on it and there are some ethical and bar rules that say when you submit an affidavit even to Congress and you later learn that there are things in the affidavit that are false you have a continuing obligation to withdraw the affidavit,” Dershowitz explained, while speaking with Tucker Carlson of Fox News. “You cannot allow an affidavit to remain on the record if you have information suggesting it’s false.
“She has to be investigated independently of the background check, criminally investigated to see if she deliberately and willfully… made a decision to frame somebody that he had nothing to do with,” he added. “The evidence seems to suggest they never knew each other they were years apart. They were operating in different circles.”
“It wouldn’t surprise me if an FBI investigation proved they never met each other,” said Dershowitz. And if that turns out to be the fact she belongs in a court of law being prosecuted, with the presumption of innocence. But if the evidence shows she committed perjury, prison.