Christine Ford’s polygraph report was just released today, one day before her hearing tomorrow – assuming she shows up.
You can read it below:
1. Note the date on the Polygraph: August 7th. According to Ford’s original letter to Feinstein, she said:
I am currently vacationing in the mid-Atlantic until August 7th and will be in California after August 10th.
So did her ship return in time for her to perform a polygraph? Did she have to fly to Maryland from wherever her ship came in? If so, I thought she didn’t like to fly???
2. A lot of people are picking up on the fact that Ford has slightly changed her story about who all was at the party:
Christine Blasey Ford has changed her story multiple (!) times:
For Polygraph: "Four boys and a couple girls."
To Feinstein: “Four others”
To Washington Post: “Four boys at the party.”
To CNN: "Four boys and a girl"
AGAIN: No one remembers this partyhttps://t.co/c73TlMp9XJ
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) September 26, 2018
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
3. As an MSNBC legal analyst notes, she was only asked TWO questions during the polygraph and they basically amounted to the same question, neither of which were about Kavanaugh specifically:
Legal Analyst Danny Cevallos discusses Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's polygraph test, which was made public today. pic.twitter.com/4SIprV4CeC
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 26, 2018
As Cevallos points out, she was asked about her statement which is at the end of the report:
1. Is any part of your statement false?
2. Did you make up any part of your statement?
She answered ‘no’ to both of them.
But what’s interesting is that she never mentioned Brett’s last name. She only mentioned ‘Brett’ and ‘Mark’ in her statement:
BREAKING: Christine Blasey Ford's polygraph exam tested her only on the truthfulness of a statement she wrote out beforehand which merely mentions a "Brett," but not "Brett Kavanaugh," meaning she was never asked directly about Kavanaugh
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) September 26, 2018
All of this just seems fishy to me. Why didn’t they ask her more specific questions?
The legal analyst for MSNBC suggested that while this isn’t a court of law, the fact that lie detector tests aren’t admissible in court should be good guidance for the Senate. I totally agree.