The attorneys for Christine Ford have given the Senate Judiciary Committee the results of a polygraph test regarding her sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The results say that Ford passed the test administered at a Maryland hotel in August.
“Kavanaugh accuser’s polygraph results conclude her account is ‘not indicative of deception’
Ford reported to a Hilton Hotel on Aug. 7 to take the polygraph test, accompanied by her attorney Lisa Banks. Ford submitted to an interview with an unnamed examiner.
During the interview, Ford gave details of her accusations against Kavanaugh, who has strongly denied all charges. The statements made by Ford in the polygraph documents agree with the details she shared in an interview with The Washington Post. In the document is Ford is referred to by her maiden name, “Blasey.”
During her interview Ford told the polygraph examiner that she was pulled into a room during a party in the 1980s at a home in Montgomery County, MD. She said Kavanaugh “got on top of her” and “attempted to take her clothes off.”
“Blasey tried to yell for help and Kavanaugh put his hand over her mouth,” the document states, a detail Ford shared during the Post interview.
The polygraph examiner’s report says:
“Blasey stated that when Kavanaugh put his hand over her mouth that this act was the most terrifying for her. She also stated that this act caused the most consequences for her later in life.”
The polygraph examination consisted of the questions “Is any part of your statement false?” and “Did you make up any part of your statement?” She answered “no” to both.
The examiners determined there was “no deception indicated” in Ford’s testimony, with her “probability of deception” at “less than .02.”
Kavanaugh in a television interview on Fox News Monday evening said he had never sexually assaulted anyone. President Donald Trump has supported him, calling him the victim of a smear campaign.
Ford and Kavanaugh are scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee at 10 a.m. today.
Ford’s attorneys Debra Katz and Banks in the letter sent along with the polygraph results to the Judiciary Committee also said that Ford will not submit medical records to the committee to further substantiate her testimony.
“We will not produce copies of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s medical records,” Katz and Banks wrote. “These records contain private, highly sensitive information that is not necessary for the Committee to assess the credibility of her testimony.”
“Any request that she expose her private medical records for public inspection represents an unacceptable invasion of privacy to which no reasonable person would consent,” they wrote.
Ford provided the Post with notes from therapy sessions in 2012 and 2013 during which she discussed the emotional trauma she has suffered due to the alleged assault.
Kavanaugh needs 51 votes to win confirmation in the Senate, and Republicans currently have a 51-49 GOP majority. As of yesterday, eight Republican senators had not yet announced whether or not they would vote to confirm him to the lifetime appointment.
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