Claims lie detector tester appeared at her hotel and she doesn’t know who hired him
Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her over 35 years ago, told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday that she doesn’t know who paid for her polygraph test.
During her live televised testimony, Ford explained that the examiner, who conducted the lie detector test she undertook on August 7, appeared at her hotel to examine her, but she has no idea who hired him.
When questioned about the allegations she has leveled against Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh, prosecutor Rachel Mitchell asked the California psychology professor if she knew who paid for the test, to which she responded, “not yet, no.”
After giving the Senate a very detailed explanation of how the brain retains memory earlier in her testimony, Dr. Ford became extremely vague and underinformed regarding the procedure of her test.
When asked by Mitchell if the polygraphy session was recorded on video or audio, Ford explained that the examiner who carried out the test “asked a lot of questions” after she was “hooked up to a machine” that was “placed on my body,” adding that she was unaware if any of the equipment was recording her.
According to Breitbart, Ford testified Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, leveling her accusations against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Justice nominee.
The Republican members all ceded their time for questions to Mitchell, a veteran sex crimes prosecutor.
In this exchange, Mitchell asked whether Ford recalled who had paid for the polygraph exam:
MITCHELL: Did you pay for the polygraph yourself?
FORD: I don’t think so.
MITCHELL: Do you know who paid for the polygraph?
FORD: Not yet, no.
Mitchell also asked why Jerry Hanafin, the polygraph administrator, did not conduct the examination in his Virginia office, rather at a hotel next to Baltimore–Washington International Airport.
“I had left my grandmother’s funeral at that point at Fort Lincoln Cemetery that day and I was on a tight scheduled to get to make a plane to Manchester, New Hampshire,” Ford told Mitchell.
“He was willing to come to me, which was appreciated.”
Mitchell followed up, “So you were administered a polygraph on the day that you attended your grand mother’s funeral?”
“Correct, or it might have been the next day,” Ford replied.
In a hot mic moment, Ford then turned to one of her attorneys, Debra Katz, and said, “I don’t remember the exact day,” as Katz lunged toward the microphone to switch it off.
Asked if she had ever been advised on how to take a polygraph or offered any “tips” regarding an examination, Ford said she had not.
She said that while she was “scared” to take the test, she believed it would accurately gauge whether her responses were truthful.
“I didn’t expect it to be as long as it was going to be,” she added.
“It was a little bit stressful.”