Report: NBC Withheld Information That Would Have Cleared Kavanaugh

A newly released report claims that a major mainstream media outlet help conceal information that could have vindicated Justice Brett Kavanaugh of alleged gang-rape.

NBC News is admitting that information that would have exonerated Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of a gang rape accusation was kept from the public.  Instead, despite knowing that the charge against Kavanaugh was bogus, NBC ran the story anyway.

The information involves the sworn affidavit of a supposed witness to the gang-rape given to the Judiciary Committee by attorney Michael Avenatti on behalf of the alleged “victim,” Julie Swetnick.  Swetnick said Kavanaugh was present during her rape by several of his friends, The American Thinker.

Fox News revealed that NBC News admitted the unidentified woman repudiated the sworn statement Avenatti provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee on her behalf to corroborate Swetnick’s claims. …

“Reached by phone independently from Avenatti on Oct. 3, the woman said she only ‘skimmed’ the declaration.  After reviewing the statement, she wrote in a text on Oct. 4 to NBC News: ‘It is incorrect that I saw Brett spike the punch.  I didn’t see anyone spike the punch…I was very clear with Michael Avenatti from day one,'” NBC News reporters Kate Snow and Anna Schecter wrote on Thursday.

“I would not ever allow anyone to be abusive in my presence.  Male or female,” the woman told NBC when pressed about Avenatti and his client’s claims, according to NBC’s report.

NBC’s latest story also noted that Avenatti attempted to “thwart the reporting process” and the woman changed her mind several times before eventually texting the network a final time.

“I will definitely talk to you again and no longer Avenatti.  I do not like that he twisted my words,” she wrote.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley recommended criminal charges against Michael Avenatti for alleging that Avenatti had submitted a fraudulent sworn statement to the committee on Oct. 2. Grassley also referred Avenatti and his client, Julie Swetnick, to the Justice Department for a separate investigation Thursday, for three separate crimes: conspiracy, providing false statements to Congress and obstructing a Senate investigation.

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