A Twitter account belonging to an individual who accused Brett Kavanaugh of rape also accused President Donald Trump of “manslaughter” and repeatedly called for military officials to overthrow the president in a coup, Senate records and a review of tweets show.
A newly released transcript of a Tuesday afternoon interview between Brett Kavanaugh and staff attorneys on the Senate Judiciary Committee revealed a previously undisclosed accusation that Kavanaugh raped someone on a boat in Rhode Island in 1985. The accusation was passed to the Judiciary Committee through the office of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.).
Kavanaugh categorically denied the accusation, saying that he had never even been on a boat in or around Newport, Rhode Island, where the assault was alleged to have occurred.
“This is just completely made up,” he told the congressional attorneys.
A congressional staffer whose name was redacted in the transcript then stated that a Twitter account associated with the individual making the accusations against Kavanaugh had called for a military coup against Trump. The full transcript of the interview can be found here.
“Are you aware that on June 27th of this year, the account tweeted, ‘A question, when will the United States military decided to do what they have vowed and remove the domestic threat to the Constitution that lives in the White House?'” the unnamed attorney asked Kavanaugh.
A search for posts on the social media website with that exact wording returned only a single tweet from a single account:
In another tweet, the individual implored the Pentagon to get rid of the “parasite” that is Trump:
“Dear Pentagon,” the individual tweeted, “Please save my country from the parasite that occupies the White House[.]”
The same Twitter account also accused Trump of “manslaughter”:
“Trump is guilty of manslaughter and Russia knows,” the account tweeted.
On Tuesday evening, the individual behind the account recanted the rape accusation via Twitter:
“Everyone who is going crazy about what I had said I have recanted because I have made a mistake and apologize for such mistake,” the individual wrote.