11:12 GMT +315 October 2018
Listen Live
    Christine Blasey Ford testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Kavanaugh Accuser's Friend Claims Ford 'Never Prepared' Her for Polygraph Test

    © REUTERS / Pool/Win McNamee
    US
    Get short URL
    5103

    A former boyfriend of Kavanaugh’s accuser sent a sworn letter, in which he outlined facts that immediately go against the testimony earlier given by Dr. Ford.

    A friend of Christine Blasey Ford denied Wednesday that Ford ever helped her prepare for polygraph test, refuting claims allegedly from Ford's ex that made the Senate question the Kavanaugh accuser's truthfulness.

    "I have NEVER had Christine Blasey Ford, or anybody else, prepare me, or provide any other type of assistance whatsoever in connection with any polygraph exam I have taken at anytime," McClean said in a brief statement, cited by CNN.

    The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, Chuck Grassley, sent a letter on Tuesday to Christine Blasey Ford’s attorneys, requesting evidence, which he claimed they withheld, to substantiate her sexual assault claims against Brett Kavanaugh, which “put him on trial before the nation.”

    He not only requested notes from Dr. Ford’s therapy sessions, but also recordings of the lie detector test she took and her contact with news media. He further questioned her truthfulness, citing a written declaration by an ex-boyfriend of the Californian professor, which appeared to directly contradict her testimony made recently under oath on having never assisted anyone in preparation for a polygraph test.

    Grassley wrote that Dr. Ford’s testimony at the hearing on Thursday “raises specific concerns about the reliability of her polygraph examination results. The Senate therefore needs this information.”

    In a sworn statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Ford’s former long-time partner, whose name was deliberately redacted in the document, noted that Ford had never talked about Kavanaugh, nor mentioned any sexual misconduct in relation to her during their relationship spanning six years, from 1992 to 1998. 

    He mentioned seeing Ford coach a woman he thought was her “life-long best friend” for a potential polygraph check-up. He identified the woman as Monica McLeanwas then interviewing for jobs with the FBI and the US Attorney's office.

    Because of her vast background in psychology, the writer said, Dr. Ford was able to get her friend to calm down, detailing to her “what to expect, and how polygraphs worked.” 

    READ MORE: Kavanaugh Testimony May Haunt Him As Supreme Court Justice

    Last week, when asked in the Senate if she had “given any tips or advice to someone who was planning on taking a polygraph” Ford answered: “Never.”

    US Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh is accused of sexual misconduct in the 1980s by three women: Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick. He has vehemently denied the allegations, branding them during his testimony last week “a calculated and orchestrated political hit.”

    Related:

    WATCH: Trump Publicly Doubts Kavanaugh Accuser’s Credibility
    Trump on Kavanaugh Investigation: ‘Very Scary Time for Young Men in America’
    USMCA: New Name, Same Ole NAFTA; Kavanaugh Probe Day 1; Global De-Dollarization
    Kavanaugh Testimony May Haunt Him As Supreme Court Justice
    Tags:
    Senate hearings, sex abuse, assault, testimony, allegations, Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh, United States
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment