She lied! Under oath, about polygraphs…

Dr. Ford fell into in a perjury trap.
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Overnight, several sources, including the WSJ, broke a fact-laden story that Dr. Fox lied under oath when queried about polygraph tests.

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In the Senate hearing, Prosecutor Mitchell asked a series of questions about polygraphs: Did anyone coach you before your’s? As a psychology prof, have you studied up on polygraphs? Have you ever coached anyone on how to take a polygraph?

Ford answered “no” to all 3 questions. Mitchell nonchalantly said “OK, let’s move on”

At the time, I thought the “have you coached” question seemed a bit odd.

Turns out that mild mannered Mitchell may have set a perjury trap … either because she knew the answer or because it was a standard protocol question …. regardless,Dr. Ford took the bait.

Here’s the story…

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The details are summarized in a letter from Sen. Grassley to Ford’s attorneys that reads in part:

“The full details of Dr. Ford’s polygraph are particularly important because the Senate Judiciary Committee has received a sworn statement from a longtime boyfriend of Dr. Ford’s, stating that he personally witnessed Dr. Ford coaching a friend on polygraph examinations.

When asked under oath in the hearing whether she’d ever given any tips or advice to someone who was planning on taking a polygraph, Dr. Ford replied, “Never.”

This statement raises specific concerns about the reliability of her polygraph examination results.”

Hmmm.

In the boyfriend’s sworn statement, he names the person being coached (Monica McLean) … and the circumstances (McLean was applying for jobs with the FBI and DOJ).

I imagine that Ms. McLean has gotten a recent visit from the FBI … or will hear a knock on her door today … to corroborate the story.

Perhaps, the Committee (and, thus, Mitchell) had the information before the hearing.

Note: The boyfriend’s letter is dated Oct. 2 which is after the hearing, which suggests that Ms. Mitchell didn’t have the information in writing beforehand.  The question may have been a standard follow-up protocol question.

Regardless, the coaching question was a real-time lie detector test.

She failed this one … under oath!

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Here’s why this is important:

1) Dr. Ford’s supporters have repeatedly said that her credibility shouldn’t be questioned because she “passed a lie detector test” fair and square. Proof positive of why she should be believed.

Explains why Ford’s attorneys are dragging their feet on submission of the full polygraph results.

2) Sen. Blumenthal (a gift that keeps giving) reminded Kavanaugh (and all of us) that “falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus”. Translated: “false on one point, false on all”.  

I assume that’s not a gender-specific principle.

Question to Sen. Blumenthal: Should we still #BelieveHer or is she “falsus in omnibus”?

3) Lying under oath is perjury … and perjury is a felony  

Dems love perjury traps, right? Think: George Papadopolus.

Surely, Dems must be for equal justice under the law, right?

Of course, all of this needs to be verified by the FBI interviewing the boyfriend, Ms. McLean and polygrapher. That should be easy enough to do.

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Update: ABC reports that Ms. McLean has denied getting polygraph tips from Dr. Ford.

No word on whether the FBI is on the case.
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