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Kavanaugh Accuser Releases Polygraph Results

The test found that she was speaking truthfully
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 26, 2018 4:40 PM CDT
Brett Kavanaugh   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

(Newser) – A lawyer for Brett Kavanaugh complained Wednesday morning that a woman accusing the Supreme Court nominee of assaulting her decades ago had yet to provide her polygraph results. The results are now in, Politico reports, and they show that Christine Blasey Ford's account of the alleged assault is "not indicative of deception." Ford has said that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her during a high school party in the 1980s. According to the examiner's report from the Aug. 7 polygraph, Ford said that Kavanaugh allegedly covering her mouth with his hand was "the most terrifying for her" and "caused the most consequences for her later in life."

Ford's attorneys submitted the polygraph results Wednesday after submitting four sworn affidavits from people who say Ford—the first of three women to accuse Kavanaugh of past sexual misconduct—told them about the alleged attack well before President Trump nominated Kavanaugh. The polygraph examiner used three algorithms to assess the truthfulness of Ford's statements. Each of them found that she was speaking truthfully. The Huffington Post notes that the reliability of polygraph test results has been questioned. In a letter accompanying the polygraph results, Ford's attorneys said "under no circumstances" would they provide copies of their client's medical records, calling it an "unacceptable invasion of privacy." (Read more Brett Kavanaugh stories.)

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