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1) Rachel Mitchell's questioning of Blasey-Ford:

Mitchell's first statement jumped out: "The first thing that struck me from your statement this morning was that you were terrified and I just wanted to let you know I'm very sorry... *that's wrong*."

2) Not that's horrible, or that's a shame or that's brave but "that's wrong". She was shaking her head "no" as she said this.

Rachel Mitchell is a professional prosecutor spececializing in sex crimes. Her first statement tells me that she disbelieves Blasey-Ford's sincerity.
3) I've already discussed Blasey-Ford's opening statement in the linked thread.

She wasn't acting very terrifird, even for someone who was acting.

4) (I'm watching the Mitchell questioning for the first time so I'll be adding to this thread as I progress. This could be lengthy and slow paced)
5) Oh my gosh!!!

I realized that Rachel Mitchell is dressed a bit like a Nun!

That's fuckin' hilarious!
(Forgive the profanity)

Great psyche-out play!
6) I can't find a picture because I don't know what the outfit is called but I've seen Catholic women dressed in a navy sport-coat with a light blue turtle-neck before; always in a casual or secular setting.
7) Mitchell's first question (00:01:10) had to do with Blasey-Ford's What's App texts to the Washington Post on 7/6 & 7/10/18.

"Are those 3 [texts] accurate?"
8) We're on the first question and Blasey-Ford is already backpedaling her story (00:01:52).

She "misued the word bystander as an adjective".

No, she didn't "misuse" any words; she told WaPo that P.J. was a bystander but under oath she corrected that to P.J. was downstairs.
9) Not only is Blasey-Ford backpedaling, she's nervous as hell and trying to weasel out of her "misuse" of the word bystander by saying that she "was writing very quickly and with a sense of urgency".
10) Less than 2 minutes in and it's obvious that Blasey-Ford is trying to play dumb and innocent.

She has a Doctorate in Psychology so you know she's not dumb.
11) The next question is about Blasey-Ford's letter to Feinstein dated 6/30/18.

Simple question; was the letter written on July 30?

Blasey-Ford can't remember.

Peculiar her memory fails regarding the day she wrote the Feinstein letter
12) Chances are that you would know the timeframe from when you wrote a draft and a final version of a paper. She wrote the letter while in Delaware where she had arrived on the 26th (which she remembers), but she doesn't know which of those 5 days she wrote the letter on.
13) As a professor, Blasey-Ford writes a lot of papers and has to stay organized (you'd hope).

But when it comes to writing her Senator about the Supreme Court nominee attempting to rape her, 5 days is really fuzzy.
14) This strongly suggests that someone else wrote the letter and sent it to Feinstein for her.

Knowing that Monica McLean was staying with the Blasey's adds a suspicious element.
15) Mitchell (00:03:14): "Is the letter accurate?"

Blasey-Ford's jaw litteraly drops.

She has to read the letter to make sure.
16) More of the 'ol Blasey-Ford backpedal at 00:04:23.

There are 3 "areas" that she'd like to "address".

She's smiling and squirming in her seat which suggests that she is highly uncomfortable with "addressing" these "areas".
17) Blasey-Ford Backpedal (Feinstein Letter) -

Area 1: She can't guarantee that there were not more people at the party when she distinctly remembers 4.
18) Blasey-Ford Backpedal (Feinstein Letter) -

Area 2: She told Feinstein that Kavanaugh physically pushed her into the bedroom.
Under oath she says she didn't see who pushed her into the bedroom.
19) Area 3: Not a change but an addition to the letter. The question was, "is the letter accurate".

Blasey-Ford seems to think that adding new information is pertinent to the question. Additional information is irrelevant at this point.
20) Area 3 (Cont): Blasey-Ford says she wants to add to the Feinstein letter that She saw Mark Judge working at Safeway and that if anyone knows when he worked there we could narrow down the timeframe of when this alleged incident happened, which she does not remember.
21) Blasey-Ford is a terrible listener; the question was, "is the letter accurate", not "would you like to add anything to the letter".

This could have been in anticipation of the request for an FBI investigation.

It's also an attempt to control the line of questioning.
22) What Blasey-Ford doesn't realize is that she and her lawyers are not the ones in control.

Prosecutor Mitchell (and the FBI) already know what they want to ask. Good luck trying to coerce the direction of their investigation.
23) Christine Blasey-Ford strikes me as a very manipulative person. Sweet-talking, misleading language (" I misued the word bystander"), and blatantly trying to direct an investigation by legal professionals with her own suggestions on what to investigate.
24) The next question has to do with her handwritten polygraph statement.

Mitchell (I like her): "I see corrections on [your polygraph statement] were you crossed out... so I will go on to the Washington Post article that was originally published on Sept. 16th..."
25) The fact that Blasey-Ford crossed out parts of her polygraph statement is somewhat alarming though not condemning.
26) Oh wow! Mitchell didn't even ask a question about Blasey-Ford's handwritten polygraph statement.

All she did was mention that parts were crossed out and disregarded it.

This tells me that the polygraph test is unimportant.
27) Now some questions about the day leading up to the alleged attack.

Mitchell (00:07:54): "You indicated that you were at the country club swimming that day?"

Blasey-Ford: "That's my best estimate as to how this could have happened."
28) Remember, Blasey-Ford said in her opening statement that she had her swimsuit on under her clothes when she was assaulted.

But she can't remember if she was actually swimming at the county club that day, she can only estimate.

Did she wear her swimsuit just in case?
29) At 00:11:07, Mitchell presents Blasey-Ford's conflicting statements regarding the number of people at the party.

"You told Sen. Feinstein in your letter that you and 4 others were present. You've corrected that today to say it was at least 4 others.
..."
30) Mitchell (cont): "When you were interviewed by the Washington Post, you said that there were 4 boys present at the party; and then in your polygraph statement you said that there were 4 boys and 2 girls... Was that you and another or was that two other girls?"
31) Blasey-Ford: "That was me and another girl."

Mitchell: "And that other girls name?"

Blasey-Ford: "Leland."

Mitchell: "Leland Kaiser now?"
32) Mitchell asked, "Leland Kaiser *now*". She is well aware that Blasey-Ford keeps changing her story and is trying to clue in Blasey-Ford. That was less of a question and more of a warning.

I'm not sure Blasey-Ford is picking up what Mitchell's putting down.
33) Mitchell then asks a very obvious and important question: "Have you been contacted by anybody saying 'hey I was at that party, too?"

Blasey-Ford: "No, I haven't talked with anyone from that party."
34) Why Blasey-Ford would not reach out to her best friend Leland to at the very least corroborate her story is beyond me.

Maybe there was no party that needed a witness to corroborate.
35) Woah, hold on. After saying she didn't speak to anyone from the party, the Blasey-Ford Backpedal is set in motion and she interrupts Mitchell to say that yes, she did speak with Leland.

Almost a big "oops" moment.

You'd think she'd have said yes at first without hesitation.
36) I'm going to take a break.
I'm 13 minutes in and so far all lines of questioning have been worth scrutiny.

I like Rachel Mitchell. She's good at her job.
37) Break over.

Congratulations, Bret Kavanaugh for your confirmation to the Supreme Court.

Blasey-Ford's testimony is still relevant. The Senate will not let her or her legal team off the hook.

An example needs to be made.
38) Mitchell (00:13:42): "In your letter, you said they went down the stairs and they were talking with other people in the house. We're you able to hear that conversation?"
39) Blasey-Ford (00:13:53): "I was not aware of the conversation but I was aware that they were downstais and that I would have to walk past them to get out of the house."

What an obviously manipulative answer. She's trying to garner sympathy from Mitchell.
40) Mitchell (unfazed) (00:14:01): "Let me make sure we're on the same page; were you not able to hear the conversation or not able to understand the conversation?"
41) Blasey-Ford (00:14:10): "I couldn't hear the conversation, I was upstairs."

Mitchell: "How do you know there was a conversation?"

Blasey-Ford: "I'm just assuming since it was a social gathering people were talking; I don't know."
42) Wow! Rachel Mitchell is very good at her job. She caught Blasey-Ford making an inconsistent statement.

Did you notice how Blasey-Ford dropped the sweet act and became a little condescending and angry when responding to Mitchell?
43) Mitchell reiterates Blasey-Ford's statement in her letter (00:14:26): "In your letter, you wrote both loudly stumbled down the stairwell at which point other persons at the house were talking with them."

This may seem like an unimportant detail but this is huge.
44) Remember that the very first thing Mitchell did was give Blasey-Ford the chance to clarify or correct statements in her letter to Feinstein, texts to WaPo, and polygraph statement.

She did not correct the part in her letter that says she heard a conversation downstairs.
45) Right there is a genuine case of perjury. She testified under oath that aside from her corrections, the letter was accurate but did not correct hearing a conversation downstairs to assuming there was a conversation downstairs.
46) A jury is instructed to disbelieve an entire testimony if it can be proven that the person testifying has made a false statement.

At this point we can assume Christine Blasey-Ford is lying; not even 15 minutes in to her cross-examination.
47) Mitchell (09:14:34): "Does [your statement in the letter] ring a bell?"

Blasey-Ford: "Yes; I had to walk past everyone to leave the house."

Blasey-Ford is a terrible listener and very condescending.
48) Blasey-Ford agrees that's what she wrote in the letter, failed to correct this statement when she had the chance (under penalty of perjury), then contradicts the letter 14 minutes in to the cross-examination.
49) Mitchell (00:15:14): "I'm going to show you... a map of the various people's houses at the time and if you could verify that this was where you were living at the time."
50) Blasey-Ford (00:16:18): "I'm going to put check marks next to homes that I can confirm are the correct locations and then an X or question mark when I don't know where these people live."

Yet another attempt to take control of the investigation.
51) Sorry, Christine, but you're not in control. Rachel Mitchell let's her know this *as soon as she's done talking*.

Mitchell (00:16:29): "I'm only asking you to confirm if that map accurately shows where you were living at the time."
52) Blasey-Ford (00:16:35): "I can't see the street name, but I'm happy to refer to the address or the neighborhood."

Mitchell: "OK, could you tell us that?"
53) Blasey-Ford (00:16:42): "Yes, it's River Falls. It's near the... like... uh... (*sigh*)... the place called the naval research center on Clairbartton (sp?) Pkwy."

All that to confirm her address at the time of the incident.

Pathologically unable to give a straight answer.
54) Mitchell (00:19:12): "In your July 6th text to the Washington Post... you said that this happened in the mid 80's. In your letter to Sen. Feinstein... the early 80's..."
55) Mitchell (cont.): "In your polygraph statement, you said it was high school summer in 80's and you had actually written in, and this is one of the corrections I had refered to, early and you crossed that out..."
56) Mitchell (cont.): "Later in your interview with the Washington Post, you were more specific. You believe it occurred in the summer of '82 and you said the end of your sophomore year. You said the same thing, I believe, in your prepared statement..."
57) Mitchell (cont.): "How were you able to narrow down the timeframe?"

Again, Mitchell has presented Blasey-Ford's inconsistent statements, this time regarding the date that the incident happened.
58) Blasey-Ford (00:19:55): "I can't give the exact date, and I would like to be more helpful about the date and if I knew when Mark Judge worked at the Potomac Safeway then I would be able to be more helpful in that way..."
59) Blasey-Ford (cont.): "So I'm just using, um, memories of when I got my driver's licence; I was 15 at the time and I did not drive home from that party or to that party and once I had my driver's license I liked to drive myself."
60) Again, Blasey-Ford demonstrates that she's not listening and she's trying to take control of the investigation.

She was probably coached on what to say and anything that goes of script flusters her. She's also using the phoney up-tone used in her opening statement.
61) Her inability to answer simple questions directly strongly suggests that she's being less than honest.

We can assume this because she's already been caught lying.
62) This is the second instance of possible perjury. When the written statements to WaPo, Feinstein, and the polygrapher were submitted as evidence, Blasey-Ford was given the chance to correct those statements.

She didn't correct any of the 3 conflicting timeframes.
63) Mitchell (00:20:49): "Did you already have your therapy records [when you texted WaPo on 7/6/18]?"

Blasey-Ford: "I had looked at them online to see if they existed; yes."
64) Mitchell (cont.): "OK, so this was something that was available to you via a computer like a patient portal?"

Blasey-Ford: "Actually no it was in the office of a provider."
65) Skip ahead a little...
Mitchel (00:21:20): "Did you show a full or partial set of those marriage therapy records to the Washington Post?"

Blasey-Ford: "Umm..."
66) Blasey-Ford (cont.): "I.. don't remember. I remember summarizing for her what they said so I'm not quite sure if I actually gave her the record."

Wait. You only looked at your therapy notes online (did not have a copy) but you can't remember if you gave your note to WaPo?
67) This may be the 3rd instance of perjury; and immediately after the 2nd, too. If she testified that she had only looked at her therapy notes online but "can't remember" if she gave them to WaPo, by logic she must have had the notes.
68) Mitchell (00:22:02): "Woukd it be fair to say that Bret Kavanaugh's name is not listed in [the therapy] notes?"

Blasey-Ford: "His name is not listed in those notes."
69) This is, of course, huge.
The pretext for her talking to WaPo and Feinstein was her marriage therapy where the assault resurfaced to her consciousness.

She said in her opening statement that she told her husband that her accuser was Bret Kavanaugh but there's no record.
70) This may possibly be a 4th instance of perjury.

It's definitely a misleading statement.

I don't think that this counts as technical perjury so I'm only going to count it as a misleading statement.
71) Mitchell (00:232:09): "Would it also be fair to say that the therapist notes that we've been talking about say that there were 4 boys in the room?."
72) Blasey-Ford: "Um... It describes the sexual assault and it says erroneously by 4 boys; so the therapist got the content of it wrong."
73) Blasey-Ford's trying to blame her inconsistent statements on her therapist now.

It's a therapists job to write down what the client says. Also, her husband was present for the therapy session.

Her therapist and her husband may get subpoenaed later on.
74) Mitchell (00:22:41): "The Washington Post reported in their Sept. 16th article that you did show them therapist notes. Is that incorrect?"
75) Blasey-Ford: "(long pause)... I don't remember physically showing her a note. Perhaps my council did; I don't remember physically showing her my copy of the note. But I just don't remember. I'm sorry. I have retrieved a physical copy of those medical records."
76) Blasey-Ford commits perjury for the 4th time.

She was asked earlier if she had a physical copy of her therapist notes when she spoke with WaPo. She said she only looked at them online.

Now she says she had a physical copy when talking to WaPo.
77) Mitchell (00:23:18): "You also attended individual therapy. Did You show any of those notes to the reporter from the Washington Post?"
78) Blasey-Ford: "Again, I don't remember if I showed her, like, something that I... summarized or if I just spoke about it. Or if she saw it in my councils office. I don't know for sure but I certainly spoke with her about the 2013 record with the individual therapist."
79) Mitchell: "And Bret Kavanaugh's name is not in those [individual therapy session] notes, is that correct?"

Blasey-Ford: "Correct."
80) Blasey-Ford did not mention Bret Kavanaugh to either therapist or to her husband before their marriage (as she testified in the next question, which I will skip).

So far, it looks like Bret Kavanaugh's name was not mentioned as the assailant until she texted WaPo.
81) Mitchell (00:25:49): "May I ask, Dr. Ford, how did you get to Washington?"

Blasey-Ford: "In an airplane."
82) Mitchell: "I ask that because it's been reported by the press that you would not submit to an interview with the committee because of your fear of flying. Is that true?"
83) Blasey-Ford: "Well, I was willing - I was hoping that they would come to me, but then I realized that that was an unrealistic request..."
84) Blasey-Ford: "That was certainly what I was hoping, was to avoid having to get on an airplane, but I waa eventually able to get up the gumption with the help of some friends and get on the plane."
85) We all know that the committee was willing to go to California to meet her. We also know that Blasey-Ford claims she did not know this.

But in answering this question she starts with "I was willing" then stops herself. She knew they would go meet her and almost admitted it.
86) I won't bother quoting the next line of questions verbatim, but Mitchell lists Blasey-Ford's travels like Delaware, Hawaii, Costa Rica, and tropical islands. She asks how Blasey-Ford got to those places and Blasey-Ford says by airplane.
87) Mitchell (00:29:01): "Why did you contact the Washington Post then on July 6th?"

87 tweets in and we're only now touching on #BeachFriends.

Christine Blasey-Ford has purjured herself 4 times so far.
88) Blasey-Ford: "So... I was... panicking because I knew the timeline was short for the decision, and, ah, people were giving me advice... on the beach.
...
And many people told me 'you need to hire a lawyer' and I didn't do that. I didn't understand why I would need a lawyer."
89) Remember this testimony because Mitchell comes back to it later as pointed out in this audio periscope from @stranahan.

90) Mitchell (00:30:57): "Who advised you to contact Senators or the New York Times?"

Blasey-Ford: "Beach friends... coming up with ideas of how I could try to get to people; because people weren't responding to me very quickly."
91) Mitchell (00:31:21): "Did you contact the New York Times?"

Blasey-Ford: "No."

Mitchell: "Why not?"
92) Blasey-Ford: "I wasn't interested in pursuing the media route, particularly, so I felt like one was enough; The Washington Post."
93) The fact that WaPo was the only paper she contacted stands out. She said she was panicking and felt a sense of urgency. Why not reach out to as many media outlets as possible and stay anonymous?
94) Well, WaPo is owned by Amazon. Amazon does cloud computing for the CIA.

Why reach out to multiple media outlets if you already know that your story is being *handled* by a company with CIA connections?

Pure conjecture on my part.
95) Mitchell (00:33:55): "Was it communicates to you by your council or someone else that the committee had asked to interview you and that they offered to come out to California to do so?"
96) Blasey-Ford's Male Lawyer: (Grabs microphone to speak into it) "We're gonna object, Mr. Chairman, to any call for privileged conversations between council and Dr. Ford."
97) Chairman Grassley asks if the question can be answered without breaching attorney-client privilege.

Blasey-Ford (00:34:42): (To Grassley) "I just appreciate that you did offer that. I wasn't clear on what the offer was."
98) About 10 minutes earlier when asked about air travel,
Blasey-Ford almost spilled the beans that she knew about the offer.

If her council really was trying to delay the confirmation hearings, they either manipulated her or she was complicit.

99) Mitchell (00:35:05): "Before July 30th, the date on your letter to Sen. Feinstein, had you retained council with regard to these allegations?"

Blasey-Ford: "No. I didn't think - I didn't understand why I would need lawyers."
100) Blasey-Ford needs some time to locate the Feinstein letter for the next question. Her lawyer points out exactly where the sentence Mitchell is asking about when she looks over the letter (00:36:12).

It's almost like her council knows her letter better than she does.
101) Mitchell (09:35:52): "You ask Sen. Feinstein to maintain confidentiality until we have had further opportunity to speak, and then said you were available to speak further vacationing in the mid-Atlantic until Aug. 7th. Is that correct?"
102) It's very important that her lawyer pointed out the part of the letter Mitchell was asking about (00:36:12). That suggests they had been coaching her (witness tampering).
103) Blasey-Ford (00:36:22): "Yes, I was in Delaware until Aug. 7th, and then after that I went to New Hampshire and back to California."

Mitchell: "Did you talk with anybody about this letter before you sent it?"
104) Blasey-Ford: "I talked with Anna Eshoo's office [about the Feinstein letter]."

Mitchell: "And why did you talk to Congresswoman Eshoo's office about that letter?"
105) Blasey-Ford: "Because they were willing to hand deliver it to Sen. Feinstein."

Mitchell: "Did anyone help you write the letter?"

Blasey-Ford: "No."
106) Mitchell: "After you sent your letter, did you or anyone on your behalf speak to Sen. Feinstein personally or with any Senate staffer?"

Blasey-Ford: "Yes. I had a phone call with Sen. Feinstein."
107) Mitchell: "When was [the phone call with Sen. Feinstein]?"

Blasey-Ford: That was when I was still in Delaware, so before Aug. 7th."
108) Mitchell: "And how many times did you speak with Sen. Feinstein?"

Blasey-Ford: "Once."

Mitchell: "What did you talk about?"
109) Blasey-Ford: "[Sen. Feinstein] asked me some questions about the incident and... (trails off), I answered those questions."

She really acts like she's concealing something about her call with Feinstein. She put her head down after the "and".
110) The Feinstein letter was leaked, presumably without Blasey-Ford's consent. So far nobody's taken credit for the leak.

Mitchell is really focused on the Feinstein letter, too. This could mean that the info gathered in this examination will be used in a later trial.
111) Mitchell (00:37:40): "Did you ever give Sen. Feinstein or anyone else the permission to release that letter?"

Blasey-Ford: "Not that I know of."

She then immediately looks to her right as though she's looking for confirmation from her lawyer that she gave the right answer.
112) Mitchell (00:37:52): "Between the letter date, July 30th and Aug 7th, did you speak with any other person about your allegations?"

Blasey-Ford wants the dates repeated so Mitchell repeats the question.
113) Blasey-Ford's lawyer, Michael Bromwich interjects to ask if Mitchell means if Blasey-Ford spoke with any lawyers while in Delaware which Mitchell confirms.

Blasey-Ford smiles and replies "correct" to Mitchell's question, doing what she thinks her lawyers want her to.
114) Blasey-Ford (00:38:30): "Correct. I think correct then. I was interviewing lawyers, but I was not, um, speaking personally about it."

Before July 6th she had been talking about it personally. Her beach friends suggested she contact WaPo.
115) Mitchell (00:38:42): "Aside from lawyers that you were seeking to possibly hire to represent you, did you speak to anybody else about it during that period of time?"

Blasey-Ford: "No. I was staying with my parents at the time."
116) Mitchell: "Did you talk to [your parents] about [the assault]?"

Blasey-Ford: "No, definitely not."
117) Mitchell: "So would it be fair to say that you retained council during that time period of July 30th to Aug. 7th?"
118) Blasey-Ford: "I can't remember the exact date but I was interviewing lawyers during that period of time sitting in the car or driveway or Walgreens parking lot in Rehoboth, DE; & trying to figure out how the whole system works of interviewing lawyers & how to pick one, etc."
119) Mitchell: "You testified earlier that you didn't see the need for lswyers and now you're trying to hire them. What made you change your mind?"
120) Blasey-Ford: "It seems like most the individuals which I had told which didn't - the total number - the total was not very high, but those persons advised me to, at this point, get a lawyer for advice about weather to push forward or to stay back."
121) Mitchell: "Did that include Congresswoman Eshoo and Sen. Feinstein?"

Blasey-Ford: "No."
122) This is the part @stranahan was talking about. This makes the 5th instance of perjury by Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford. She said no, she hadn't even told her parents about the assault; only to members of Congress & lawyers she was considering hiring.

123) But then when asked about what made her change her mind and hire a lawyer, she said that people (who were not in Congress or lawyers) told her it would be a good idea *at that point*, after the Feinstein letter had been written and before leaving Delaware.
124) Also remember that this is still the line of questioning about Feinstein and the possible leak of the letter.

I get the feeling that this specific line of questioning is building up a case against Feinstein and maybe others involved like Monica McLean.
125) I'm going to take another break. There's still about 25 mins to go and I'm excited. I'll continue later this morning or afternoon.
126) Back to Rachel Mitchell's examination of Christine Blasey-Ford.

Before continuing, it's worth pointing out that Blasey-Ford has no trouble answering some questions with a direct "yes" or "no" answer but others she tends to blather on with her answer.
127) The 5th instance of perjury is a good example of what I'm talking about. Blasey-Ford realized she was saying something wrong and attempted to cover it up by going into long-winded explanations.
128) Blasey-Ford also avoids giving definitive answers, instead falling back on "I don't remember" or other vague replies.

She waa probably advised by her council to give vague answers.
129) On to questions about Blasey-Ford's polygraph which was administered on Aug. 7, 2018.

Mitchell (00:40:22): "Why did you decide to take a polygraph?"
130) Blasey-Ford: "I didn't see any reason not to [take a polygraph test]."

Mitchell: "Were you advised to that?"
131) Bromwich (grabs microphone to speak into it): "Again, you're seeming to call for communications between council and client. I don't think you mean to do that. If you do, she shouldn't have to answer that."
132) Woah! Not once has either Mitchell or Blasey-Ford suggested that it was her lawyers idea to take the polygraph. It could have been her own idea, advice from Feinstein, or even a suggestion from a beach friend.

Bromwich essentially admitted that it was her councils idea.
133) Mitchell (00:41:36): "Have you ever taken any other polygraphs in your life?

Blasey-Ford: "Never."
134) As we found out, Blasey-Ford had allegedly helped Monica McLean prepare for a polygraph test for a federal job.

Also, she's a psychologist so it's safe to assume she has at least a rudimentary understanding of how polygraph tests work.
135) Mitchell (00:41:42): "You went to see a gentleman by the name of Jeremiah Hanafin to serve as the polygrapher. Did anyone advise you on that choice?"

(Blasey-Ford's council covers the mic and whispers in her ear.)

Blasey-Ford: "Yes, I believe his name was Jerry."
136) Mitchell: "Jerry Hanafin."

Blasey-Ford: "Yeah."

Mitchell: "Did anyone advise you on that choice?"

Blasey-Ford: "I didn't choose him myself. He was the person who came to do the polygraph test."
137) Wow...

Blasey-Ford had no idea what the question was. Now I'm thinking that she's being taken advantage of; not that this excuses her previous perjuries.
138) Mitchell (00:42:20): "[Jeremiah Hanafin] actually conducted the polygraph not in his office in Virginia, but actually at the hotel next to Baltimore/Washington airport. Is that right?"

Blasey-Ford: "Correct."
139) Mitchell: "Why was that location chosen for the polygraph?"

Blasey-Ford: "I had left my grandmother's funeral at Fort Lincoln Cemetery that day and was on tight schedule to get a plane to Manchester, New Hampshire; so he was willing to come to me which was appreciated."
140) Mitchell: "So he administered a polygraph on the day that you attended your grandmother's funeral?"

Blasey-Ford: "Correct; or it might have been the next day. I spent the night in the hotel."
141) Some have brought up that the results of a polygraph test should not be considered accurate if the subject is grieving when the test is administered. She also says that she was on a tight schedule which could have had an effect on the results as well.
142) Mitchell (00:43:04): "Have you ever had discussions with anyone besides your attorneys on how to take a polygraph?

Blasey-Ford: "Never."

Mitchell: "And I don't just mean countermeasures, but I mean just any sort of tips or anything like that?"

Blasey-Ford: "No."
143) Blasey-Ford is a psychology professor. While not impossible, it is extremely unlikely that she has never ever discussed how a polygraph test is administered either in a classroom or with her colleagues.
144) If it can be proven that polygraphs were at any time part of Dr. Blasey-Ford's curriculum as either a student or a professor, this would make a 6th instance of perjury. We'll put an asterisk beside it.
145) Mitchell (00:43:41): "Have you ever given tips or advice to somebody who was looking to take a polygraph test?"

Blasey-Ford: "Never."
146) In the letter from one of Blasey-Ford's ex-boyfriends (name redacted), he alleges that she coached Monica McLean on how to take a polygraph test.

Proving this will take a very thorough investigation and won't be easy but it casts doubt on to her claim.
147) Mitchell (00:43:48): "Did you pay for the polygraph yourself?"

Blasey-Ford: "I don't think so."

Mitchell: "Do you know who did pay for the polygraph?"

Blasey-Ford: "Not yet, no."
148) The fact that Blasey-Ford has no idea who paid for the polygraph is very suspicious. She's on vacation, contacts WaPo, 2 members of Congress, has an FBI polygrapher show up to her hotel to administer a test, and no idea who paid for it all.
149) "According to the documents, she took a polygraph examination on August 7, which was administered by former FBI special agent Jeremiah Hanafin." - Heavy Magazine

heavy.com/news/2018/09/l…
150) Mitchell (00:46:02): "... I believe you said [the polygraph] hasn't been paid for yet. Is that correct?"

Katz: "Let me put an end to this misery; her lawyers have paid for her polygraph."

Bromwich: "As is routine."

Katz: "As is routine."
151) Mystery solved. It's apparently custom for a lawyer to foot the bill for polygraph tests (and presumably add the expense to the lawyer's fee).

Katz and Bromwich must have good connections to get a retired FBI polygrapher.
152) "Many states and some local jurisdictions have laws requiring licensure or certification for polygraph examiners. Most laws require formal instruction, an internship training period and successful completion of a licensing examination."

polygraph.org/polygraph-freq…
153) The American Polygraph Association doesn't say anything about a polygrapher having to be a current or former employee of an intelligence agency.

Katz and Bromwich have great connections.
154) I've speculated before that part of the intent of Mitchell's questioning was information gathering for a future investigation or trial. Yesterday, Mitch McConnell (@senatemajldr) called for an investigation into the Feinstein letter leak.

politi.co/2C10W1F
155) This next line of questioning is about the Feinstein letter.

SJC Republicans have expressed their belief that Blasey-Ford has been treated poorly so I'm led to believe that they are interested in going after who had been using her account for political gain.
156) Mitchell (00:47:26): "In your testimony this morning you stated that Sen. Feinstein sent you a letter on Aug. 31st of this year. Is that right?"
157) Blasey-Ford: "... I'd have to pull up my email to find out the date of her email to me saying that... she was going to maintain the confidentiality of the letter."
158) Mitchell: "Was it your understanding [your letter to Feinstein] was going to be kept confidential up until right before the hearing?"

Blasey-Ford: "It was my understanding that it was going to be kept confidential, period."
159) Christine Blasey-Ford may be able to sue whomever leaked her letter to Sen. Feinstein.

That's a huge breach of trust and because of the highly public nature of her allegation, having that information leaked without her consent likely caused personal damage.
160) Even though Blasey-Ford may have been victimized by the leak of her letter, she is still very much culpable for her central involvement in bringing these uncorroborated allegations to the national arena and causing damage to Bret Kavanaugh and his family.
161) Mitchell (00:51:40): "After [the Feinstein letter] was made public, or leaked, did you reach back out to the Washington Post?"
162) Blasey-Ford: "I reached out to the - well, they were continuously reaching out to me and I was not responding; but the time that I did respond and agree to do the sit-down was once the reporters started showing up at my home and my workplace."
163) Wow! Once WaPo found out Blasey-Ford's identity, they harassed her at her home and work to get an interview.

It's unclear how they found out her identity. She said she sent 3 encrypted (anonymous) texts to WaPo. How did they find her?
164) Did Blasey-Ford lie about remaining anonymous with WaPo?

Did they find out when the Feinstein letter was leaked?

She's already admitted that she told beach friends and undisclosed people in Delaware so this could be perjury number 7, with an asterisk.
165) Mitchell (00:52:25): "Dr. Ford, in choosing attorneys, did anyone help you with the choice on who to choose?"

Blasey-Ford: "Various people refered me to lawyers that they knew in the Washington D.C. area."
166) Blasey-Ford (cont): "As you know I grew up in this area so I asked some family members and friends and they refered me to, like, divorce attorneys that might know somebody that might know somebody and I ended up interviewing several law firms from the D.C. area."
167) That last statement by Blasey-Fotd is undeniable perjury.

She testified earlier that she was interviewing lawyers while in Delaware AND had not spoken with anyone about the assault other than lawyers or members of Congress.
168) Here she is saying friends and family members recommended attorneys to speak with.

She was specifically asked if she had spoken with her parents whom she was staying with and said no. "Family members" likely includes parents. She'd been caught lying so you can assume this.
169) This statement may possibly constitute 2 separate incidents of perjury but I'll only count it as one, specifically her lying about telling her family.

That makes 8 instances of perjury.
170) Mitchell (00:58:55): "Was there anything else [other than the assault allegation] that was sexually inappropriate, any sexually inappropriate behavior, on the part of Mr. Kavanaugh towards you at any of these other functions [both of you attended]?"

Blasey-Ford: "No."
171) So, Blasey-Ford & Kavanaugh had been at several parties at the same time according to her and she never saw or experienced sexual misconduct by Bret Kavanaugh; not indecent exposure, no groping, no gang rape.
172) Mitchell (00:59:57): "Are you aware that the 3 people at the party besides yourself and Bret Kavanaugh have given statements under penalty of felony to the Committee?"

Blasey-Ford: "Yes."
173) Mitchell: "And are you aware of what those statements say?"

Blasey-Ford: "Yes."

Mitchell: "Are you aware that they say they have no memory or knowledge of such a party?"

Blasey-Ford: "Yes."
174) This line of questioning speaks for itself. Blasey-Ford is the only witness to corroborate her story, hence the allegation is virtually baseless.
175) Mitchell's final line of questioning has to to with the established method of investigating sex crimes and it's a very interesting way for her to close the examination.
176) Mitchell commends Blasey-Ford for being knowledgeable about the neurol-biological effects of trauma. She then continues (01:01:49): "Have you also educated yourself on the best way to get to memory and truth in terms of interviewing victims of trauma?"
177) Blasey-Ford: "For me interviewing victims of trauma?

Mitchell: "No. The best way to do it; the best practices for interviewing victims of trauma."

Blasey-Ford: "No."
178) Mitchell: "Would you believe me if I told you that there's no study that says this setting in 5 minute increments is the best way to do that?"

(Laughter all around)

Bromwich: "We can stipulate that."

Katz: "We can stipulate that."

Mitchell: "Thank you, council."
179) Mitchell: "Did you know that the best way to do it is to have a trained interviewer talk to you one on one in a private setting and to let you do the talking; just let you do a narrative? Did you know that?"

Blasey-Ford: "That makes a lot of sense."
180) Mitchell: "It does make a lot of sense, doesn't it. And then to follow up; obviously to fill in the details and ask for clarification. Does that make sense as well?"

Blasey-Ford: "Yes."
181) Mitchell: "And the research is done by a lot of people in the child abuse feild. 2 of the more prominent ones in the sexual assault field are Geisel and Fisher who've talked about it, and it's called a cognitive interview. This is not a cognitive interview."
182) Mitchell: "Did anybody ever advise you from Sen. Feinstein's office or from Rep. Eshoo's office to go get a forensic interview?"

Blasey-Ford: "No."
183) Mitchell: "Instead you were advised to get an attorney and take a polygraph. Is that right?"

Blasey-Ford: "Many people advised me to get an attorney. Once I had an attorney, my attorney and I discussed using the polygraph."
184) Mitchell: "And instead of submitting to an interview in CA, we're having the hearing here today in 5 minute increments; is that right?"

Blasey-Ford: "I agree that that's what was agreed upon, by the collegial group here."

Mitchell: "Thank you. I have no further questions."
185) Final Analysis:

I agree with Rachel Mitchell's statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee that the allegation by Christine Blasey-Ford against Bret Kavanaugh is incredibly weak.

I'll simply post a link to it here and in the following tweet.

186) Page 5 of Rachel Mitchell's statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

187) In all, I believe that I was able to find 8 instances of where Christine Blasey-Ford committed perjury. 2 of those instances would need further investigation to prove.

I won't list them here, but may write an addendum listing them with if rquested.
188) It is my feeling that Christine Blasey-Ford should be held accountable for her words and actions which have had not only a negative impact on the lives of Bret Kavanaugh and his family, but have had a damaging effect on the public as well.
189) While she may have been sexually assaulted at some point in her life, I do not think she is telling the truth with her accusation that it was Bret Kavanaugh.
190) Blasey-Ford's decision to not pursue this any further and her wish that Kavanaugh NOT be impeached confirms this belief.

abc7.com/amp/politics/f…
191) I believe that Christine Blasey-Ford felt she could somehow throw a monkey wrench in the political machinations of the people she disagreed with by deliberately and falsely accusing Bret Kavanaugh of attempted rape.
192) Blasey-Ford should be indicted and tried for perjury.

If Bret Kavanaugh wishes to pursue legal action against her, I believe it is within his right to do so.
193) As guilty as Blasey-Ford looks, I do believe that she was manipulated, used, and victimized by the members of the DNC.

I believe she has the right to pursue legal action against whomever leaked her letter to Sen. Feinstein against her wishes.
194) It appears that Blasey-Ford was coached and handled by her attorneys and possibly Democratic members of Congress.

She seemed reliant on others for what to say and what actions to take.
195) The relationship between Blasey-Ford and Monica McLean is also highly suspicious and suggests a deeper conspiracy with the intent of obstructing the confirmation of Bret Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court by Democratic members of Congress and possibly members of the IC.
196) Senate Majority Leader, Mich McConnell (@senatemajldr) has already announced his intent to investigate the leaking of the Feinstein letter and hopefully he can find the opinions in this thread helpful. There's a good chance he's up against a criminal element in govt.
197) I absolutely feel that the accusation by Christine Blasey-Ford against Bret Kavanaugh was, in part, an intelligence operation intended to undermine the United States Government.
198) The only media outlet contacted by Blasey-Ford was the Washington Post. The Post is owned by Amazon who does cloud computing for the CIA creating an undeniable connection between the two. An investigation of the Post's involvement with Blasey-Ford could be necessary.
199) The polygrapher hired by Blasey-Ford's lawyers was a retired FBI agent. The revelation regarding Peter Strzok does suggest that there is an element within the FBI that that would seek to undermine the current administration.
200) The scandal involving the FBI, the Steele Dossier, and FISA abuse is another indicator of the potential criminal element within the FBI.

Because of this, the FBI ought to be investigated regarding its involvement with Blasey-Ford's polygraph.
201) The scandal surrounding the Steele Dossier also involves foreign intelligence agents so you can't exclude the possibility that there are foreign players involved with the Blaset-Ford accusation.
202) More small be revealed. Once the FISA declassification by @realDonaldTrump hapoens, we'll have a much better idea of the extent of corruption in government.

Regarding Blasey-Ford, an investigation into the leak of tge Feinstein letter is a good start.
203) Like Rachel Mitchell outlined in her closing questions, Blasey-Ford's sexual assault allegation was handled completely wrong which suggests foul play; especially considering that she's a psychologist and should know better.
204) I have faith that the right people are working behind the scenes and that the outcome will be good for (most) everyone.
205) In the meantime, congratulations to Bret Kavanaugh on his well deserved confirmation as a Justice of the Supreme Court and for surviving the most shameless and vile smear/terror campaign waged against a government official in American history.
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