Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford have released results from a polygraph test she took last month which she apparently passed, except there is just one HUGE problem. The narrative that the left has utilized to the fullest in their desperate attempts to stop Judge Brett Kavanaugh from being confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States is falling apart.
In a story chock full of inconsistencies, Blasey Ford is the first woman to accuse Kavanaugh of drunkenly groping her at a party after pushing her into a bedroom and covering her mouth with his hand to prevent her from screaming at a high school party when he was just 17-years-old. She was 15-years-old… she thinks. She is not entirely sure of when exactly these events occurred but claims sometime in the 1980s.
She has been largely unable to produce any sort of credible and solid evidence to back up her very serious accusations against Kavanaugh. One of the points in her favor according to Democrats in opposition to Kavanaugh’s confirmation is that Blasey Ford took a “lie detector” or polygraph test which has been widely reported by the mainstream media as credible evidence to demonstrate she was not lying.
The Washington Post reported that Blasey Ford sat for a test on August 7, 2018, on the advice of her attorney, who believed Ford would be attacked as a liar if she came forward.
“The results … concluded that Ford was being truthful when she said a statement summarizing her allegations was accurate,” the paper reported, adding that the polygraph was administered by a former FBI agent.
Questions have arisen since the polygraph test was administered just one week after her letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Many have wondered just how exactly Blasey Ford traveled from California to Maryland and back again since she cited “fear of flying” as one reason to not testify before the Judiciary Committee.
This prompted Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) to offer to come to her instead. That offer was declined.
She stated in her letter to Feinstein she would be in mid-Atlantic (Maryland I guess?) from the 7th – 10th (exam dates). Didn’t specify to Feinstein why. Her dates match, just a question of how she got there and back I guess https://t.co/U8L6X6v0hO
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) September 26, 2018
Now the actual details concerning the polygraph test have been released to the public and it makes her already flimsy story outright collapse. The biggest problem with the so-called “lie detector” results is that the examiner never actually asked questions about Kavanaugh during the polygraph test… at all.
The examiner conducting the polygraph simply had Blasey Ford scribble down her nearly 40-year-old memory of the drunken party. She was then asked two vague questions of the events which were simply: “Is any part of your statement false?” and “Did you make up any part of your statement?”
It is vitally important to understand Kavanaugh’s name was literally never brought up in the interview. Instead, Blasey Ford was asked if she believed her own handwritten account of the events that transpired. The name “Kavanaugh” appears nowhere in that written statement either.
The Daily Caller reports:
“In her handwritten statement included in her polygraph, Ford claims that there were “4 boys and a couple of girls at the party.”
Dr. Ford's polygraph letter contradicts letter she sent to Feinstein. Polygraph letter says "4 boys and a couple of girls" were at party. Letter to Feinstein says "me and four others." No way to reconcile the two—irrespective of whether she's counting herself in polygraph letter. pic.twitter.com/aWJ10vTDna
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) September 26, 2018
“Ford’s claim that there were “4 boys and a couple of girls” at the party contradicts Ford and her lawyer’s other accounts of how many people were present.
“In her letter to Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Ford claimed that there were “four others” present. She also told The Washington Post that there were “four boys at the party” and two — Kavanaugh and his friend, Mark Judge — in the room where the assault allegedly occurred.
“Ford’s lawyer, Debra Katz, later told CNN that there were four guys and one other girl at the party.
“She says that there were four guys there, these are high school students, as was she. There were four guys there. Were there any girls there that day?” CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota asked Katz on Sept. 17.
“Yes, there was another girl at this party,” Katz replied.
“Since Ford’s allegations were first made public, there have been three different accounts of how many people were at the party she claims to have been assaulted at: four boys, four boys and one girl, and four boys and a couple of girls.
“Kavanaugh, Judge and two other alleged party attendees all say they do not recall the party in question or any assault.”
In addition, the credibility of using a polygraph exam as “proof” is questionable at best as many critics of the test claim polygraphs to be worthless.
I offer no opinion on Dr. Ford's credibility or accuracy of her allegations but "favorable" #polygraph report means nothing. No more so than "negative" report. Hollywood myth that device detects truth. Horrible precedent for alleged victims to now face.https://t.co/OMyGVbRMWY
— Mark S. Zaid (@MarkSZaidEsq) September 26, 2018
The Daily Beast reports:
“While law enforcement and national security agencies employ the so-called lie detector as a tool for investigations and employment checks, it is rarely used as evidence in court. And the 2005 federal Violence Against Women Act stipulated that any state that requires victims of a sexual offense to take an exam would be ineligible for certain grants.
“Nevertheless, the polygraph has figured in several recent high-profile sexual misconduct cases. Porn star Stormy Daniels released one she took as a requirement for a magazine story about her alleged affair with President Trump. And former Senate candidate Roy Moore claimed he took one that showed allegations against him were false.”