On Tuesday night, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) sent a letter to the attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault 36 years ago, asking them to turn over notes from Ford’s therapy sessions and recordings of the lie detector test she took. As The Wall Street Journal reported, Grassley believes that Ford’s attorneys have withheld pertinent evidence regarding Ford’s allegations.
Grassley noted that an anonymous former boyfriend of Ford’s had issued a sworn statement alleging he saw Ford help her friend prepare for a lie detector test. Last week, testifying before the Judiciary Committee, Ford denied ever having spoken to someone other than her lawyers about how to take a lie detector test, saying, “Never.” Asked if she had ever discussed tips on taking a lie detector test, Ford answered, “No.”
The writer of the letter stated he and Ford had dated between 1992 to 1998, and during that time, Ford was living with a friend named Monica McLean who was interviewing for a job with the federal government. The writer wrote that Ford’s background in psychology enabled her to give advice as “what to expect, and how polygraphs worked.”
On Wednesday, McLean responded, “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 any time.”
Grassley stated that Ford’s testimony “raises specific concerns about the reliability of her polygraph examination results. The Senate therefore needs this information.”
On Wednesday, Ford’s attorneys replied with a delaying tactic, saying they would release the notes to the FBI when the FBI interviewed Ford: