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Christine Blasey Ford’s ex-boyfriend says she coached friend on how to take a polygraph: Report

October 3, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford’s ex-boyfriend has sent a letter to the Judiciary Committee contradicting her claims last week that she never coached anyone about how to take a polygraph test, Fox News reported Tuesday.

The ex-boyfriend, whose name was redacted from the letter Fox posted, said he dated Ms. Blasey Ford for roughly six years and she never mentioned a sexual assault in her past, nor did she seem afraid of flying or of enclosed spaces. Ms. Blasey Ford last week testified that she was assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh when they were in high school and said it left her afraid of tight spaces without escape routes.

She also testified that she had been reluctant to come to Washington to testify because she was afraid of flying.

The ex-boyfriend also said he recalled Ms. Blasey Ford, a psychologist by training, coaching a friend, Monica McLean, on how to take a polygraph test in preparation for a job interview.

“Dr. Ford explained in detail what to expect, how polygraphs worked and helped McLean become familiar and less nervous about the exam. Dr. Ford was able to help because of her background in psychology,” the man said in the letter.

During the hearing last week Ms. Blasey Ford told Rachel Mitchell, the sex-crimes prosecutor the GOP hired to question her, that she she “never” coached anyone or gave tips about how to take a polygraph.

According to the New York Post, Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley contacted Ms. Blasey Ford’s lawyers once he receive the letter, saying it “raises specific concerns about the reliability of [Ford’s] polygraph-examination results.”

The committee retweeted the Fox News story Tuesday.

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