A friend of Christine Blasley Ford denied the claims that the Kavanaugh accuser had helped her prepare for a lie detector test. The friend fired back at the claims from Ford’s ex-boyfriend that opened new questions about her testimony in the Senate.
Ford accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, and she testified last week. The accuser user used the opportunity to say she has never helped a person prepare for a polygraph test.
However, Ford’s ex-boyfriend claimed he saw the accuser helping a woman known to be her “life-long best friend” prepare for an upcoming polygraph test. The name of the ex-boyfriend was redacted. According to him, Monica McLean had been interviewing for positions with the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office.
McLean denied the claim in a brief statement issued Wednesday.
“I have NEVER had Christine Blasey Ford, or anybody else, prepare me, or provide any other type of assistance whatsoever in connection with any polygraph exam I have taken at anytime,” Ford’s friend said.
The ex-boyfriend also noted Ford never mentioned the Supreme Court nominee or the alleged sexual misconduct during their relationship in the period between 1992 and 1998. This somehow conflicts with Ford’s testimony. The accuser said she didn’t disclose the assault until 2012.
Her ex-boyfriend also said that Ford never voiced a fear of flying. This contradicts claims that she couldn’t testify in D.C. because she couldn’t cope with he fear of flying.
Ford was pressed on this claim at her hearing. “I was hoping to avoid getting on an airplane. But I eventually was able to get up the gumption with the help of some friends and get on the plane,” Kavanaugh accuser said.
The letter of Ford’s ex-boyfriend triggered a request for additional documents from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley. He demands that Ford’s attorneys turn over her therapist notes.
“Your continued withholding of material evidence despite multiple requests is unacceptable as the Senate exercises its constitutional responsibility of advice and consent for a judicial nomination,” Grassley, R-Iowa, noted.