Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations are unraveling more and more each day that goes by. That polygraph that she took is now something that Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley wants to examine much more closely. He wants the recordings of it among other things for review by the Senate Judiciary Committee under advice and consent.
Ford’s ex-boyfriend from years ago has suddenly come forward with a written letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee. In it, he solidly contradicts Ford’s testimony last week on polygraphs as well as other issues. Sen. Chuck Grassley now has severe doubts about her truthfulness.
The man does not wish his name or identity to be made public. He dated Ford between 1992 and 1998. At one point, they lived together. The relationship eventually ended after Ford cheated on him.
She then allegedly used his credit card for a year after they parted ways. He had to confront her on it because at first, she lied about it. When he threatened to notify fraud prevention, she came clean.
The letter was obtained by Fox News. In it, the man says that he once saw Ford help ease the nerves of a friend preparing to take a polygraph by “explaining in detail what to expect” and how they work. She coached her best friend on how to pass a polygraph for a job at the FBI and US Attorney’s office.
That means that Ford perjured herself when she was asked directly in the hearing the other day if she had given tips on how to pass a polygraph.
He also says that not only did she not have a fear of flying or tight spaces… she flew all the time.
From the New York Post:
“During last Thursday’s hearing, Arizona sex crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell asked Ford if she had ever talked with anyone other than her lawyers about “how to take a polygraph.” Ford said, “Never.”
“The man, whose name was not released, also said that during his relationship with Ford, she never mentioned Brett Kavanaugh or her experience as a victim of sexual assault.
“In a letter late Tuesday, Grassley (R-Iowa) asked Ford’s lawyers for the polygraph results, saying the ex’s claim “raises specific concerns about the reliability of [Ford’s] polygraph-examination results.’”
BREAKING: Fox’s @johnrobertsFox obtains letter from Ford ex-boyfriend alleging: dated for 6 yrs, never told of sex assault, Ford coached friend on taking polygraph, flew frequently w/o expressing any fear of flying/tight spaces/limited exits. Doesn’t want to b/c “involved”. pic.twitter.com/jVeW0qaJD0
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) October 3, 2018
In his letter, Sen. Grassley also wrote that Ford’s testimony at the hearing “raises specific concerns about the reliability of her polygraph examination results. The Senate, therefore, needs this information.”
“Your continued withholding of material evidence despite multiple requests is unacceptable as the Senate exercises its constitutional responsibility of advice and consent for a judicial nomination,” Grassley (R-IA) wrote.
It is not clear when the Senate Judiciary Committee staff came into possession of the letter. Mitchell’s specific questioning about polygraph preparation during Ford’s committee testimony, however, may indicate committee staff had some knowledge of the allegations laid out in the letter at least as early as last week. That question was not random or by chance and I think the Republicans knew about the allegation and were vetting it.
NEW: Fox News obtains letter through sources, sent from @ChuckGrassley to Dr. Ford's lawyers requesting "material evidence relevant to allegations of sexual assault made by your client," pic.twitter.com/Vl12AE3m33
— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) October 3, 2018
From Fox News:
“Some of the apparent inconsistencies, Grassley wrote, could possibly be addressed if Ford’s legal team turned over all video or audio recordings produced during her own polygraph examination. Ford passed that polygraph, and in a handwritten statement she wrote prior to the test, she indicated “there were 4 boys and a couple of girls” at the gathering.
“However, in Ford’s letter to Feinstein in July, she gave a different tally, writing instead that the party “included me and 4 others.” Under oath on Thursday, Ford for the first time mentioned that a fourth boy was at the party, but that she could not remember his name.
“Grassley also demanded Ford’s attorneys hand over notes from her 2012 therapy sessions in which she claimed to have discussed her alleged sexual assault decades ago. The senator said it was “not justified” any longer for Ford to cite privacy and medical privilege given that she has relied on them extensively as a kind of corroborating evidence to implicate Kavanaugh.
“On Thursday, Ford claimed she could not say definitively whether she had shared those notes with The Washington Post approximately two months ago, as opposed to describing them abstractly. The Post wrote that it had reviewed a “portion” of Ford’s notes.
“Additionally, Grassley requested copies of communications between Ford and the media describing her allegations, saying that the legal team’s failure to provide Ford’s full correspondence with The Washington Post suggested a “lack of candor.’”
It sounds like not only is Ford in big trouble for alleged perjury over this, but the Washington Post may find itself in trouble as well. Good. The polygraph scam is being exposed and when this is all said and done there may be an excellent argument for arresting Ford and others.
Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell: "Have you ever given tips or advice to somebody who was looking to take a polygraph test?"
Christine Blasey Ford: "Never." pic.twitter.com/k5Pm424f22
— Ryan Saavedra ?? (@RealSaavedra) September 30, 2018