Christine Blasey Ford might have perjured herself at least twice when she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, according to an independent probe of her account and the statement of a new potential witness.
Ford’s tale of an attempted rape by U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has slowly crumbled, not least because the prosecutor who questioned Ford says her own witnesses “refuted” and “failed to corroborate” her story.
But now Real Clear Investigations has falsified Ford’s testimony that a marital fight over home renovations evoked Kavanaugh’s name in therapy as well as her reason why those renovations had to include a second front door: claustrophobia resulting from the assault.
A former boyfriend also poked a hole in the claustrophobia claim, and says Ford coached a friend on taking a polygraph, which contradicts another of Ford’s claims under oath.
Second Front Door Not To "Escape"
Ford told the committee that she divulged Kavanaugh’s name in couples' therapy in May 2012 after she and her husband squabbled about a new second front door.
My husband and I had completed a very extensive, very long remodel of our home and I insisted on a second front door, an idea that he and others disagreed with and could not understand.
In explaining why I wanted a second front door, I began to describe the assault in detail. I recall saying that the boy who assaulted me could someday be on the U.S. Supreme Court, and spoke a bit about his background at an elitist all-boys school in Bethesda, Maryland. My husband recalls that I named my attacker as Brett Kavanaugh.
Ranking Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein asked how the assault affected her. Ford replied that she suffers from PTSD and claustrophobia.
“Is that the reason for the second door — front door?” the senator asked. Replied Ford, “Correct.”
But that tale of woe is bunk, Paul Sperry reported at Real Clear Investigations: “Documents reveal the door was installed years before as part of an addition, and has been used by renters and even a marriage counseling business.”
Sperry quoted a lawyer familiar with the Kavanaugh probe: “The door was not an escape route but an entrance route.... It appears the real plan for the second front door was to rent out a separate room.”
The Fords received a building permit for a new room and exterior door on February 4, 2008, four years before the therapy visit in May 2012, where, Ford claimed, she fingered Kavanaugh. The renovation was finished in 2010.
As well, a marriage counselor listed Ford’s address as her office, “ostensibly using the extra room and door for her clinical practice.” And wouldn’t you know it, the tenant counselor treats “disturbing memories from the past.”
College students, Sperry reported, have also lived there as have “Google interns,” as Ford testified.
“If she rents out the room to Google employees, how does she get access to the second door to escape a perceived attacker?” the lawyer rhetorically asked Sperry. “Renting out the room is completely contrary to her stated reason of why she wanted the second front door.”
More proof that the second door isn’t what Ford described? Her beach home doesn’t have one.
Ford's Former Boyfriend
Meanwhile, a former boyfriend of Ford’s signed a declaration, obtained by Fox News, that knocked another hole in Ford’s tale: She never told him she was a victim of sexual assault and never mentioned Kavanaugh.
As well, he saw Ford prepare a friend for a polygraph exam. 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.”
That statement directly contradicts what Ford told the committee when asked “have you ever given tips or advice to somebody who was looking to take a polygraph test?” Answered Ford, “never.”
Nor, when visiting Hawaii with the man and flying “on a propeller plane,” did Ford ever say she was afraid to fly, and “Ford never expressed a fear of close quarters, tight spaces, or places with only one exit.”
Ford told the Judiciary Committee that she fears flying because of the claustrophobia. But Ford not only flies annually to Washington, D.C., to see family, but also jets across the planet to exotic locales such as Tahiti. Ford also enjoys “surf travel.”