Porn star Stormy Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford) took a polygraph test in 2011 at the request of a magazine for the purpose of supporting her claim that she had unprotected sex with Donald Trump in 2006. A report from the test was obtained and released by NBC News on Tuesday night.
Here's a sample of the questioning from the report:
Question: "Around July 2006, did you have vaginal intercourse with Donald Trump?"
Question: "Around July 2006, did you have unprotected sex with Donald Trump?"
According to the examiner, there's more than a 99% probability Daniels told the truth about the alleged sexual encounter with Trump. The "probability of deception was measured to be less than 1%," reads the report.
Attached is a sworn declaration from examiner Ron Slay, attesting to the authenticity of the polygraph. The declaration was signed on March 19, 2018 by Slay.
Daniels was also asked if Trump told her he would get her on "The Apprentice." To this, too, the porn star answered "yes."
Flaunting her alleged affair with Trump, who was married to Melania at the time, Daniels wrote via Twitter on March 20 that the she didn't "technically ... sleep" with the president when they allegedly had intercourse.
"Technically I didn't sleep with the POTUS 12 years ago," she wrote Tuesday. "There was no sleeping (hehe) and he was just a goofy reality TV star. But I digress...People DO care that he lied about it, had me bullied, broke laws to cover it up, etc."
"I am NOT going anywhere. xoxoxo," she added.
The request for the polygraph was from Bauer Publishing, a company that owns Life & Style and InTouch magazine. "Reporter Jordi Lippe-McGraw initially interviewed Daniels for Life & Style magazine. The interview was not published at the time, but Bauer Publishing released it in InTouch magazine earlier this year," reports CNN.
"Based off of the interview, we had her take the polygraph test to confirm the details of what she was telling us. There wasn't much in the way of physical evidence, per se," Lippe-McGraw told CNN on Tuesday.
Polygraph testing results are obviously not infallible, and many argue they are not even reliable — particularly for those who habitually lie.
"As we grow, some of us become habitual liars, and that can affect how we respond to a polygraph. A 2016 study found that as a person lies more and more, the brain becomes desensitized, and is less likely to trigger an autonomic response," reports CNN.
"It is likely the brain's blunted response to repeated acts of dishonesty reflects a reduced emotional response to these acts," said neuroscience researcher Neil Garrett, the study's lead author.