Calling Christine Ford’s allegations against Brett Kavanaugh inconsistent would be the understatement of the century. From the start, the story hasn’t made much sense. She doesn’t remember the year. There’s no one corroborating her story. In fact, the people she named who were there don’t know what she’s talking about. She didn’t feel like coming forward until the week that Brett Kavanaugh was getting confirmed to the Supreme Court?
On Wednesday, we learned about an inconsistency that will do nothing but further weaken her argument.
From The Daily Caller:
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s polygraph exam was released on Wednesday, and it reveals another inconsistency in her claim about an alleged assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
In her handwritten statement included in her polygraph, Ford claims that there were “4 boys and a couple of girls at the party.”
Ford’s claim that there were “4 boys and a couple of girls” at the party contradicts Ford and her lawyer’s other accounts of how many people were present.
In her letter to Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Ford claimed that there were “four others” present. She also told The Washington Post that there were “four boys at the party” and two — Kavanaugh and his friend, Mark Judge — in the room where the assault allegedly occurred.
Ford’s lawyer, Debra Katz, later told CNN that there were four guys and one other girl at the party.
Good grief. So which story is true?
Let’s also not forget that a polygraph is not some kind of silver bullet. They are wildly inconsistent just like her story. There’s a reason they don’t use them in court.
The other people there haven’t backed up her story. Shouldn’t that be enough to stop talking about this right there?
From New York Post:
Worse, the four other people she identified as attending the party, including Kavanaugh, all deny knowledge of the gathering in question, including Leland Ingham Keyser, who she calls a “lifelong friend.”
Keyser’s lawyer told the Senate Judiciary Committee: “Simply put, Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with or without Dr. Ford.”
The other two potential witnesses — Mark Judge and Patrick “P.J.” Smyth — also deny any recollection of attending such a party. The committee took their sworn statements “under penalty of perjury.” “These witnesses directly contradict Professor Ford’s allegations against Judge Kavanaugh,” Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley advised Ford’s attorneys last week.
In fact, Ford’s own family and friends don’t seem to be on board.
Her own immediate family doesn’t appear to be backing her up, either. Her mother, father and two siblings are all conspicuously absent from a letter of support released by a dozen relatives, mostly on her husband’s side of the family.
The letter attests to her honesty and integrity. “Why didn’t her parents and brothers sign the letter?” a congressional source familiar with the investigation wondered.
This summer, Ford tried to reach out to old friends from high school and college to jog her memory. They couldn’t help her. “I’ve been trying to forget this all my life, and now I’m supposed to remember every little detail,” Ford complained to one friend in July, according to an account in The San Jose Mercury News.
When is enough enough?