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The Accuser Is a Liar

Posted on | October 3, 2018 | Comments Off on The Accuser Is a Liar


Something was wrong with Christine Blasey Ford’s story, and I couldn’t put my finger on it, but I pointed to a possible source:

[W]hile at Pepperdine University, she dated a man named Brian Merrick, who told the Wall Street Journal that “at no point in their relationship did she mention… any case of sexual assault,” nor the name of Brett Kavanaugh: “It strikes me as odd it never came up in our relationship.” Merrick, however, mentioned that his ex-girlfriend was liberal, while her father was staunchly conservative — a fact apparently corroborated by her husband Russell Ford, who told the Post: “She didn’t always get along with her parents because of differing political views.”

That was just a stab in the dark in my American Spectator column Tuesday, but lo and behold! Guess who came forward later that day?

In a written declaration released Tuesday and obtained by Fox News, an ex-boyfriend of Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, directly contradicts her testimony under oath last week that she had never helped anyone prepare for a polygraph examination.
The former boyfriend, whose name was redacted in the declaration, also said Ford neither mentioned Kavanaugh nor said she was a victim of sexual misconduct during the time they were dating from about 1992 to 1998. He said he saw Ford helping a woman he believed was her “life-long best friend” prepare for a potential polygraph test. He added that the woman had been interviewing for jobs with the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office.
He also claimed Ford never voiced any fear of flying (even while aboard a propeller plane) and seemingly had no problem living in a 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.

Why would she lie about something like being afraid to fly? Because she was trying to delay her testimony to the Senate. Once you know that someone has a motive to lie, and then you can demonstrate clear evidence that they have testified falsely, they are no longer “credible,” no matter how persuasive their story may otherwise seem. My hunch that Brian Merrick might have knowledge helpful to the investigation was just a hunch, but it was a pretty doggone good hunch. Oh, and guess what else Merrick said? He broke up with her because she cheated on him.

So she’s a cheater and a liar, and she’s withholding evidence:

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is giving Christine Blasey Ford and her legal team one more chance to turn over material evidence supporting her allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her . . .
“Your continued withholding of material evidence despite multiple requests is unacceptable as the Senate exercises its constitutional responsibility of advice and consent for a judicial nomination,” Grassley wrote. “I urge you to comply promptly with my requests.” . . .
“First, I renew my request for the notes from therapy sessions in which Dr. Ford discussed the alleged assault by Judge Kavanaugh,” Grassley wrote. “The Washington Post reported that some notes were provided to The Post, and Dr. Ford’s testimony indicated that these notes were highly relevant to her allegation.”
The letter also calls for any audio or video recording of Ford’s polygraph test, which she took in August. There was a notable exchange between Ford and Rachel Mitchell, the outside prosecutor hired by the GOP to question her, in which Ford eventually admitted that she assumed her polygraph session was recorded.
“It’s unfair to rely on the results of a polygraph examination while withholding the materials necessary to assess the accuracy of the results,” Grassley wrote.

We have already established that Professor Ford is a liar — she’s not afraid to fly — and we know she also lied under oath when asked about whether she’d ever counseled anyone about taking a polygraph.

I think we’re done here. Good-bye, Professor Ford.

‘It Never Happened. Confirm Kavanaugh.’

UPDATE: Charles Cooke at National Review points out that Rachel Mitchell, the sex-crimes prosecutor brought in by Senate Republicans to question Professor Ford, was probably aware of this information from Brian Merrick, because Mitchell asked two key questions:

MITCHELL: Had — have you ever given tips or advice to somebody who was looking to take a polygraph test?
FORD: Never.


MITCHELL: Have you ever had discussions with anyone, beside your attorneys, on how to take a polygraph?
FORD: Never.

This is a basic police interrogation method to assess if someone is telling the truth: Ask them a question to which you already know the answer and see how they answer it. Senate investigators had almost certainly interviewed Merrick and gotten this information about Ford advising a friend on how to take a polygraph, so they instructed Mitchell to ask a question about this. And then after the FBI questioned Merrick, he decided to send this letter to the Judiciary Committee.



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