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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4328: Mike Pompeo Testifies to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - #Nonverbal & #EmotionalIntelligence
#MikePompeo #BobCorker #DonaldTrump #VladimirPutin #HelsinkiSummit #TrumpPutinSummit #Microexpression #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert
1/ On Wednesday, US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee regarding President Trump's Summit with Vladimir Putin last week in Helsinki.
2/ What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis highlighting a few key moments with Senator Bob Corker.
3/ SENATOR BOB CORKER (continuing at 23:10): "So, why does he do those things? I mean, is there some strategy behind creating doubt in US senators' minds on both sides of the aisle? Doubt in the American people - as to what his motivations are - ..."
4/ "...when in fact we have tremendous faith in you? I think you're a patriot. Tremendous faith in Mattis. But it's the President's actions that create tremendous distrust in our nation. Among our allies, it's palpable..."
5/ "...We meet and talk with them. Is there a strategy to this - or is it - what, what is it that causes the President to purposely - purposely create distrust in these institutions and what we're doing?"
6/ SECRETARY POMPEO: "Senator I just, I disagree with most of what you just said there. Ahum, you somehow disconnect the administration's activities from the president's actions. They're, they're, they're one in the same..."
7/ "...Thee - every sanction that was put in place was signed off by the President of the United States, every spy that was removed was directed by the president."
8/ As Senator Corker finishes his question, and as he begins his answer (during 23:51 - 23:54), Secretary Pompeo scratches the posterior aspect of his right ear.
9/ This ear scratching nonverbal dynamic, in the context of a simultaneous verbal denial - particularly during an exchange when the ramifications are so very significant - is highly indicative of deception.
10/ A bit further on, Corker continues...

BOB CORKER (at 25:09): "I, I noticed that you - are not responding to what I'm saying ..."

MIKE POMPEO: "I think, I think I responded to everything that you had said Senator ..."
11/ BOB CORKER [overtalking]: "Yeah .... Why I ...... Nah, no you didn't. And the fact is - that you, you just didn't okay..."

MIKE POMPEO [overtalking]: [inaudible] ".... We simply disagree Senator ..."
12/ BOB CORKER [overtalking]: "No, we don't disagree that - Hell, let's run the transcript again if ya wanna talk about it ..."

MIKE POMPEO: [overtalking] "Alright .... We'll - we'll let the world decide Ω ..."
13/ During 28:27 (notated by the Ω symbol), just after Secretary Pompeo says, "We'll - we'll let the world decide", he displays a classic contempt expression. More specifically, this emotion leakage is in the form of a Microexpression - and therefore is very short-lived.
14/ In colloquial terms, it resembles a split-second snarl on Pompeo's left mid-face.
15/ The image above shows his expression in this moment - although it's impossible to fully capture the dynamic nature of a microexpression in a photograph. Please watch the video at regular speed, at 1/2 and 1/4 speeds - and again at regular speed.
16/ SUMMARY: Secretary Pompeo's nonverbal behavior displayed in this video, indicates that, with very high probability, he was lying - and that he does indeed think that President Trump creates "doubt in US senators' minds on both sides of the aisle" and ...

17/ ... that "the President's actions ... create tremendous distrust in our nation" and "Among our allies" - and that Pompeo believes, the President "purposely create(s) distrust".

Moreover, Mike Pompeo's nonverbal behavior also shows he feels contempt for Bob Corker.

13 addendum/ When a person feels contempt - they believe the other person (or group) is below them - fundamentally inferior. This is their belief. This is contempt. Pompeo believes Corker is beneath him.
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