Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley Charles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyOvernight Energy: Groups Want The Senate To Investigate The Controversy About The Watchdog Inside Puerto Rico Eyes Planning for 100 Percent Clean Energy Dems says the congress has already rejected part of Avenatti's EPA auto emission plan to Grassley: "Let's start the investigation this evening & # 39; MORE (R-Iowa) announced Friday that it is issuing a second criminal referral to attorney Michael Avenatti.
Grassley announced the move one day after referring Avenatti and his client Julie Swetnick to the Department of Justice to launch a possible criminal investigation into whether they made false statements to the Congress about the Supreme Court Justice had given up. 1
The GOP Chairman stated that the second referral on Thursday was caused by an NBC News report in which Swetnick claimed he was made major allegations and said Avenatti had "twisted words [her]."
Grassley wrote, based on the NBC report: "The alleged applicant denied – both before and after the publication of the affidavit – the main allegations, sir Avenatti attributed to her. "
" She stated that she was clear and consistent with Mr. Avenatti from day one, that these claims were inaccurate. And she said, Mr. Avenatti & # 39; twisted [her] words. & # 39; As reporters urged him on these discrepancies, Mr. Avenatti tried to deceive them in an obvious effort to work out the truth that came out. "Grassley wrote."
Avenatti responded to The Hill in a statement, citing Grassley's reference "complete garbage."
"We want the investigation to begin this weekend so we can show how crap Mistley ASAP is is. He does not know anything about the law, which is not surprising as he has never studied law, "he added.
Avenatti also tweeted about Grassley's Friday night move, claiming that" he was in danger of being expelled from SCOTUS by Kavanaugh
How ignorant is Grassley? He publicly asks for a public inquiry, knowing that this is unlikely to happen – all for the show alone. And if so, he has exposed Kavanaugh to the risk of being removed from the SCOTUS. This happens if you never attend law school.
– Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) October 26, 2018
Grassley's initial recommendation doubted that Swetnick and Avenatti made false statements to Congress during its confirmation process
"The law prohibits such false statements Congress and obstructing Congressional committee investigations, "Grassley said in a statement on Thursday.
"For the law to work, we can not do away with possible violations, I do not find it easy to make a referral of this kind, but ignoring this behavior will invite more in the future."
Swetnick alleged in an affidavit issued by Avenatti during Kavanaugh's confirmation process last month, a party where she was raped by a gang in the 1980s.
Kavanaugh vehemently denied the allegation and allegations of sexual misconduct by two other women from his high school and college years.
He was further confirmed by the Senate October 6