It has just been reported that a sworn statement provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee by someone claiming to be Ford’s ex-boyfriend during most of the 1990’s maintains that he witnessed Ford help a friend who was interviewing for jobs at the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office “prepare for a potential polygraph exam. Dr. Ford explained in detail what to expect, how polygraphs worked and helped” her friend “become familiar and less nervous about the exam. Dr. Ford was able to help because of her background in psychology.”
If true, that would render false Ford’s answers—repeated three times—to questions from Rachel Mitchell during the hearing about whether she had had any discussions on how to take a polygraph:
MITCHELL: Have you ever had discussions with anyone, beside your attorneys, on how to take a polygraph?
MITCHELL: And I don’t just mean countermeasures, but I mean just any sort of tips, or anything like that.
FORD: No. . . .
MITCHELL: Had – have you ever given tips or advice to somebody who was looking to take a polygraph test?
The ex-boyfriend’s statement also asserted that while they dated, “Dr. Ford never brought up anything regarding her experience as a victim of sexual assault, harassment, or misconduct. Dr. Ford never mentioned Brett Kavanaugh.” He added that she “never indicated a fear of flying” or, to the best of his recollection, “of closed quarters, tight spaces, or places with only one exit.”