A new letter, released by Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), states that a former boyfriend of Christine Blasey Ford says that he personally witnessed her coaching someone on how to take a polygraph test, despite the fact that she testified under oath that she had never done so.
“The full details of Dr. Ford’s polygraph are particularly important because the Senate Judiciary Committee has received a sworn statement from a longtime boyfriend of Dr. Ford’s, stating that he personally witnessed Dr. Ford coaching a friend on polygraph examinations,” Grassley wrote.
Ford’s ex-boyfriend said in his letter that Ford coached Monica L. McLean on how to pass a polygraph test, saying that she “explained in detail what to expect” during the polygraph and how to be “less nervous” about the test.
“During some of the time we were dating, Dr. Ford lived with Monica L. McLean, who I understood to be her life-long best friend,” Ford’s ex-boyfriend wrote in the letter. “During that time, it was my understanding that McLean was interviewing for jobs with the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office.”
“I witnessed Dr. Ford help McLean prepare for a potential polygraph exam,” the ex-boyfriend said. “Dr. Ford explained in detail what to expect, how polygraphs worked, and helped McLean become familiar and less nervous about the exam.”
“When asked under oath in the hearing whether she’d ever given any tips or advice to someone who was planning on taking a polygraph, Dr. Ford replied, ‘Never,'” Grassley continued. “This statement raises specific concerns about the reliability of her polygraph examination results.”
McLean was one of the women who signed a letter of support for Ford after she made her allegations.
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