Chuck Grassley refers Michael Avenatti as well as Julie Swetnick for investigation

Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was thrown into doubt in which month after a college professor, Christine Blasey Ford, said he had drunkenly held her down forcibly on a bed, ground his body against her, as well as tried to pull off her clothes at a private home get-together of several high school students within the early 1980s.

Another woman soon went public with her claims in which Kavanaugh during an acohol-fuelled party at Yale College within the mid-1980s.

Then, in an affidavit released in late September, Swetnick, 55, said she attended parties within the early 1980s with people including Kavanaugh.

She claimed within the affidavit in which she learned of efforts by the justice as well as his friend, Mark Judge, “to spike the drinks of girls at house parties I attended with grain alcohol as well as/or drugs so as to cause girls to lose inhibitions as well as their ability to say ‘No.'”

Swetnick said she “witnessed efforts by Mark Judge, Brett Kavanaugh as well as others to cause girls to become inebriated as well as disoriented so they could then be ‘gang raped’ in a side room or bedroom by a ‘train’ of numerous boys.”

“I have a firm recollection of seeing boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting for their ‘turn’ having a girl inside the room,” Swetnick said. “These boys included Mark Judge as well as Brett Kavanaugh.”

although in her NBC News Interview when asked if she saw Kavanaugh or Judge spike drinks, she said she saw Kavanaugh “around the punch containers” as well as had seen him “giving red cups to quite a few girls during in which time frame.”

although, Swetnick added, “I don’t know what he did. although I saw him by them, yes.”

Also in in which interview, Swetnick said in which boys at these parties were not “lined up” although “huddled by the doors.” She said in which she only realized the purpose of these groups when she became the victim of a gang rape.

Avenatti vaulted to national prominence as he represented former adult film actress Stormy Daniels in various legal claims against President Donald Trump, whom she claims had an affair with her in 2006. The White House has denied Daniels’ claims, although Trump reimbursed his ex-personal lawyer Michael Cohen for a $130,000 hush money payment he made to Daniels on the eve of the 2016 presidential election.

Avenatti can be considering whether to mount a Democratic presidential bid in 2020.

The criminal investigation referral can be the latest in a string of bad news for Avenatti.

On Monday, a judge said he must pay nearly $5 million to an attorney at his former law firm in a dispute over compensation. Last week, another judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by Daniels against Trump.

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