Christine Ford's ex says she once helped a friend prepare for a polygraph test and doesn't have fear of flying
Christine Blasey Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in 1982 but a letter from her ex-boyfriend casts a shadow on a lot of her claims
Christine Blasey Ford's former boyfriend has spoken out following her statements before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 27 indicating that Ford, who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in 1982, may have lied to the Senate under oath.
If her boyfriend is to be believed, Ford directly lied while claiming she "never" helped anyone prepare for a polygraph test. According to a letter written to the Senate Judiciary Committee by Ford's ex-boyfriend, obtained by Fox News, he had personally witnessed Ford helping a friend prepare for an upcoming polygraph exam.
“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,” said the ex-boyfriend, whose name has been redacted for legal reasons, The Epoch Times reports.
BREAKING: Fox’s @johnrobertsFox obtains letter from Ford ex-boyfriend alleging: dated for 6 yrs, never told of sex assault, Ford coached friend on taking polygraph, flew frequently w/o expressing any fear of flying/tight spaces/limited exits. Doesn’t want to b/c “involved”. pic.twitter.com/jVeW0qaJD0— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) October 3, 2018
According to the LinkedIn profile of Monica McLean, the friend she was allegedly helping prepare for the polygraph, she worked for the FBI from 1992 to 2016. Ford allegedly dated her erstwhile boyfriend from 1992 to 1998.
On the other hand, McLean served various roles within the FBI aside from being the spokeswoman for the intelligence agency's New York office. Her LinkedIn states that she's now working as an independent consultant and is living in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
During the public hearing, Ford testified that she wrote a letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) on July 26 from Rehoboth. According to reports, McLean also signed a letter from Ford's alma mater Holton-Arms, where she was studying during the alleged assault, which announced their support for Ford in making her allegations public for the first time.
The alleged former boyfriend also refuted claims by Ford's attorneys that she was afraid of flying. “While visiting Ford in Hawaii, we traveled around the Hawaiian islands including one time on a propeller plane. Dr. Ford never indicated a fear of flying," he wrote. He also targeted her claustrophobia claims saying she never expressed a fear of tight spaces or close quarters and noted that, during her time in Hawaii, she lived in a small, 500-square-foot apartment.
In her testimony during the first public hearing, Ford claimed to suffer from claustrophobia. She said she revealed the alleged assault in 2012 to her therapist and husband after she insisted on having a second door to her home during a revamp but her husband did not understand the motivation behind the idea. At one point in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Ford's lawyers indicated that, as their client was afraid of closed spaces and flying, she would have to reach Washington from California by driving or some other method of transportation.
Kellyanne Conway speaks to media on Christine Blasey Ford outside the White House. pic.twitter.com/zllqLj2TmG— CSPAN (@cspan) October 3, 2018
Rachel Mitchell, a veteran prosecutor hired by Republican Senators to question Ford, noted in a memo that “the date of the hearing was delayed because the committee was informed that her symptoms prevent her from flying. But she agreed during her testimony that she flies ‘fairly frequently for hobbies and work.”
“She flies to the mid-Atlantic at least once a year to visit her family. She has also flown to Hawaii, French Polynesia, and Costa Rica. She also flew to Washington, D.C. for the hearing,” the prosecutor wrote.