Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) recently asked the FBI and Justice Department for an update on any investigations into the cases of witnesses who allegedly gave false testimony to Congress during the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Several of the witnesses who testified against Justice Kavanaugh later admitted to giving false testimony.
It is a violation of several federal laws to share materially false information with committee investigators and to obstruct proceedings of congressional committees.
Grassley, then-Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, referred several of these apparent false statements to the Justice Department for investigation in 2018.
In October 2019, Grassley asked then-Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray for updates on the referrals, but received no response.
Senator Grassley's letter this week to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Wray asks them to explain what steps have been taken to investigate the four criminal referrals, and, if no actions have been taken, to explain why.
The full text of Senator Grassley's letter appears below: