Christine Blasey Ford testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)
Now that the allegation of adolescent groping by Brett Kavanaugh seems to have been dismantled, and the evidence that he has improperly wagged his peepee at an unwelcoming woman is stuck at zero, and the gang-rape allegation appears to have been made by a group-sex aficionado, the next big allegations against Kavanaugh are that a) he drank in high school and college, b) he threw ice on some guy in a college bar, c) he was rude to our natural aristocracy, and d) he lied about his drinking. After the latest revelation concerning Ford, I think the perjury charge is going to evaporate.
During the hearing last Thursday, staff counsel Rachel Mitchell had this exchange with Christine Ford. It is part of a discussion of how and why she decided to take a polygraph, who chose the examiner, and who paid for the examination.
MITCHELL: Have you ever had discussions with anyone, beside your attorneys, on how to take a polygraph?
MITCHELL: And I don’t just mean countermeasures, but I mean just any sort of tips, or anything like that.
FORD: No. I was scared of the test itself, but was comfortable that I could tell the information, and the test would reveal whatever it was going to reveal. I didn’t expect it to be as long as it was going to be, so it was a little bit stressful.
MITCHELL: Had — have you ever given tips or advice to somebody who was looking to take a polygraph test?
Q: Have you ever had discussions w/ anyone on how to take a polygraph?
Q: I don’t just mean countermeasures – any sort of tips or anything like that?
Q: Have you ever given advice to someone who was looking to take a polygraph?
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) October 3, 2018
Yesterday, FoxNews obtained a statement from a guy who had dated Christine Ford for some six years. While he shoots holes in the wildly improbable tale Ford has spun of being afraid of flying and requiring two doors wherever she stays, his biggest contribution is directly refuting Ford on the subject of her experience with polygraphs:
The former boyfriend, whose name was redacted in the declaration, also said Ford neither mentioned Kavanaugh nor mentioned she was a victim of sexual misconduct during the time they were dating from about 1992 to 1998. He said he saw Ford going to great lengths to help a woman he believed was her “life-long best friend” prepare for a potential polygraph test. He added that the woman, Monica McLean, had been interviewing for jobs with the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office.
He further claimed that Ford never voiced any fear of flying (even while aboard a propeller plane) and seemingly had no problem living in a “very small,” 500 sq. ft. apartment with one door — apparently contradicting her claims that she could not testify promptly in D.C. because she felt uncomfortable traveling on planes, as well as her suggestion that her memories of Kavanuagh’s alleged assault prompted her to feel unsafe living in a closed space or one without a second front door.
Ford “never expressed a fear of closed quarters, tight spaces, or places with only one exit,” the former boyfriend wrote.
This has prompted Chuck Grassley to demand answers from Ford’s legal team.
Interesting letter from Chuck Grassley to Dr. Ford's lawyers—especially the highlighted part. I wonder what that's about. pic.twitter.com/0mfiZmJQD3
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) October 3, 2018
The Washington Post’s FactChecker, Glenn Kessler (he’s most famous for rating a Romney statement as “True but False” during the 2012 campaign), tries to spin an exit for Ford, but it is bullsh**.
If you read the letter, it actually doesn’t say she “coached” her friend. It says she helped explain polygraphs to a friend applying for a federal job. But the GOP prosecutor asked whether she helped anyone preparing for a polygraph. Her answer: never. https://t.co/GzKo1qc8pm
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) October 3, 2018
The question from Mitchell was never about “coaching.” In fact, the only time that word is used in the hearing, according to the transcript, is when Kavanaugh talks about coaching a basketball team.
This is what the letter says:
Mitchell’s question so closely parallels the letter one can even wonder if this was known and it wasn’t released for fear of being accused of attacking Ford.
When taken into context with the refusal of any of Ford’s witnesses to corroborate her account of the party, and her obvious lie about being afraid to fly, Ford is treading perilously close to perjury.
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