The left has made a great deal out of Christine Blasey Ford taking a polygraph test and supposedly passing it. Not so fast… there are a few things wrong with that premise. With the left, isn’t there always?
Polygraph tests are notoriously unreliable. Many people can game them. That’s why they are not lie-detector tests as the left would have you believe. James Gagliano, a former FBI agent who led a SWAT team in New York for several years and now teaches at St. John’s University, told Fox News “polygraph exams can be beaten.” That’s also why they are generally not admissible in court as evidence.
“In this case, if they want to put this out as irrefutable evidence that this woman is telling the truth because she passed a polygraph — that’s not the way polygraphs work,” Gagliano added. “If that were the case, I would’ve taken every drug dealer, gangbanger, and pedophile I investigated, and I would’ve thrown them on the polygraph.”
Gagliano, who said he was subjected to several polygraphs at the FBI but never administered one himself, said people can sometimes pass polygraphs if they’ve convinced themselves they are telling the truth: “It’s not a lie if you believe it,” he said. It also depends on how the questions are worded.
“Everyone knows polygraph exams can be beaten,” Gagliano added. “If someone is a psychopath or a sociopath, if you don’t have a conscience, if you don’t know right from wrong — you can beat it.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham is wondering why Ford took that polygraph just shortly after sending her letter to Feinstein. The letter was sent in July and in early August, Ford took the polygraph. Why would she do that if she wasn’t going public over it? She supposedly wanted this kept private, to begin with, which doesn’t line up with her actions here.
The results of the Aug. 7th polygraph have now been released by Ford’s attorneys. The test was administered by former FBI agent Jeremiah Hanafin. It took place at the Hilton Hotel in Maryland. Pretty impressive for a woman who claims to be afraid of flying and lives in California. Why Maryland? It could have just as easily been done in California. Unless of course, she was meeting with high-level Democrats to launch her attack.
Hanafin first allowed Ford and her attorney Lisa Banks to meet in private to formulate a handwritten statement that Ford signed and provided Hanafin when he returned to the room. Her statement was her recollection of the events that took place on the date she can’t remember, at a place she can’t remember, with people she keeps getting wrong and who don’t back up her version of the story.
Then, without Banks present, Hanafin interviewed Ford about the day of the alleged assault, according to the report. In Ford’s handwritten statement, she writes that “there were 4 boys and a couple of girls” at the party. But in her letter, Ford gave a different accounting, writing that the gathering “included me and 4 others.”
All of the witnesses Ford has identified at the party, including Kavanaugh, Judge, and another classmate, Patrick Smyth, have denied knowledge of the alleged assault under penalty of a felony in statements to the Judiciary Committee. A fourth witness, Leland Ingham Keyser, says she doesn’t know Kavanaugh or remember being at the party with him.
There were only two questions in that polygraph test: “Is any part of your statement false?” and “Did you make up any part of your statement?” Kavanaugh was not mentioned at all. Usually, examiners ask a series of irrelevant questions to establish a baseline physiological response, which helps detect deception when relevant questions are asked. That didn’t happen here and this is suspect because of it.
From Fox News:
“The test measured “thoracic and abdominal respiration, galvanic skin response, and cardiac activity,” Hanafin wrote in the report.
“The former FBI agent then ran the results of Ford’s two “no” responses through three separate scoring algorithms, including one developed by Johns Hopkins University. All three algorithms concluded that Ford’s responses did not indicate apparent deception, with one putting the probability that she was lying at .002 and another putting it at less than .02.
“Experts contacted by Fox News warned against reading too much into the results of polygraph examinations.
“It’s not the result of the polygraph; it is what polygraph subjects say during the polygraph interview that is most valuable,” said Thomas Mauriello, a lecturer in criminology at the University of Maryland who worked as a senior polygraph examiner at the Defense Department.
“The result of a polygraph simply is whether you did or did not respond to a particular question. A response is not a lie, because the polygraph is not a lie detector as most think,” Mauriello added. “A response is the activation of your sympathetic nervous system when answering a question asked during the examination.”
“In their letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Ford’s lawyers indicated that they would not release Ford’s medical records as he requested, citing privacy. Ford had provided The Washington Post the results of apparently the same polygraph examination earlier this month, as well as notes from her therapist sessions in 2012.
“The public release of the documents comes just one day before a scheduled hearing Thursday, at which Ford is expected to testify along with Kavanaugh about her allegations. The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a Friday vote on whether to recommend Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the full Senate, even as additional uncorroborated allegations against Kavanaugh surfaced Wednesday.”
The test probably cost more than $1,000 and we don’t know who paid for it yet. “If Ms. Ford really did not want to come forward, never intended to come forward … why did she pay for a polygraph in August, and why did she hire a lawyer in August? And who paid for it?” Sen. Graham asked. Excellent question.
Ford’s credibility here is Swiss cheese. A polygraph does not change that. She may be delusional and really believe what she is saying. That doesn’t mean it’s true. The left is using her as a weapon to take down Kavanaugh. The hearing today will settle nothing… it is “he said – she said” and a waste of time. Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote tomorrow cannot come soon enough.
[ Featured Image shows Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford (left) and Jeremiah Hanafin, (left) the Man Who administered Ford’s polygraph test. ]
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Yuma Mayor Declares Emergency Over Migrant Crisis – City Overrun
This story originally appeared on WeBuildTheWall.news & was edited & republished with permission:
Sounds like a humanitarian and a national security crisis to me and I’m not the only one who sees it that way. Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls just declared an emergency in his city due to what he said was the strain caused by the incoming flow of migrants. The agents and authorities are simply being overwhelmed and swarmed by these invaders.
1,800 came over the border in one day… one day! Half of those detained on Tuesday crossing over from Mexico were found in the El Paso, Texas area, according to officials. Border patrol said more than 980 were apprehended before 5 am after crossing in three large groups. Yuma is having just as rough a time of it.
Mayor Nicholls went public with this on Facebook. He explained that he “proclaimed a local emergency” in the city “due to the migrant family releases overwhelming the local shelter system.” And it’s not just the sheer numbers of illegal immigrants… it’s the economic burden, the crime, the drugs, the danger to children and disease that is playing into this massive emergency state.
Nicholls is begging the government to step in and do something here. I don’t blame him in the least. They need help and fast. “I am calling upon the federal government to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yuma, as our NGO’s are overcapacity and cannot sustain providing this aid,” the post said. Here’s a thought – ship all of them to sanctuary cities just as Trump proposed. Works for me. Better yet, don’t let them in at all unless they come here legally.
From Fox News:
“Nicholls, in a video, laid out his reasoning behind the declaration, saying that he ultimately feels that its what’s best for both Yuma and the incoming migrants.
“So it’s with a heavy heart that I declare that we’re at this point but it is something that I believe we need to do to make sure that our community is maintained and that the human rights of all the migrants are also maintained and that we have a path forward that respects both,” he said.
“The city of Yuma, Ariz., also tweeted about the proclamation, citing Nicholls, claiming that released migrants were coming into the area faster than they were leaving.
“The move by the local official comes after President Trump declared a national emergency at the nation’s southern border earlier this year.”
Mayor: Migrants being released into the community faster than they are departing, and shelters and the staff to run them are at max capacity. A state of emergency is declared.
— City of Yuma (@cityofyuma) April 16, 2019
“The transportation network is just insufficient to keep up with demand,” Nicholls said. “And the backlog of people staying at the shelter has created this capacity issue.” The media and the left are playing it up that the poor illegal immigrants don’t have money for bus fare to go to relatives while they await their court date. But the issue here is that they should not be here in the first place.
Now, the city is hoping for a FEMA response. In signing the declaration, Nicholls said he hopes to draw national attention to the plight of local communities struggling with a federal issue, adding that he’s talking to officials in other border cities and calling on them to issue similar emergency declarations. The mayor stated that he had spoken to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, who signaled his support for the declaration.
Today I proclaimed a local emergency in Yuma, due to the migrant family releases overwhelming the local shelter system. I am calling upon the federal government to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yuma, as our NGO’s are overcapacity and cannot sustain providing this aid. I signed the proclamation of emergency and soon after spoke with media at approximately 3:15 pm (MST). You can view via the video below:
Posted by Douglas Nicholls, Yuma Mayor on Tuesday, April 16, 2019
“We will review any declaration once we receive it,” according to a statement Tuesday night from Patrick Ptak, a Ducey spokesman. “Ultimately, this humanitarian crisis is the result of Congress’ failure to act. It will only be solved by Congress actually doing something, and the governor has vocally urged Congress to quit playing politics and take action. If only they would.
“In the wake of their inaction, our office is working with local governments, non-profits and our federal partners to maximize available resources and ensure proper coordination between ICE officials and groups providing temporary services to migrants.”
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Nicholls fears hungry migrants roaming the streets. He should fear much worse than that. “This isn’t a natural disaster,” Nicholls said. “But it is a disaster.”
“… the local emergency exceeds control of the services, personnel, equipment and facilities of the City of Yuma and requires the combined efforts, cooperation, and resources of the Yuma community including local and non-profit agencies such as the Red Cross, Catholic Community Services, The Salvation Army, Yuma Community Food Bank, churches, the County of Yuma, the State of Arizona, and the United States of America,” the statement said.
It’s long past time for the wall to be built and We Build The Wall should start their project this month. Meanwhile, President Trump is still scratching and fighting for every mile of barrier put up. Put the blame of all this where it belongs… squarely on the left. #WeBuildTheWall
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