Democrats thought they had the silver bullet.
Christine Ford held the proof to destroy Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination.
And this piece of evidence just proved whether Kavanaugh is guilty.
Christine Ford Presents Evidence
When Ford came forward, critics pointed out she had no corroborating evidence.
She never told anyone Kavanaugh attacked her until 2012.
All the witnesses she named as being at the party denied being there.
But Ford did say she passed a lie detector test.
She offered that up as proof she was telling the truth.
However, she did not turn it over to the Senate Committee at first.
Beth Wilkinson noted how strange it was that Ford would not release any of her supposed evidence.
“They announced that there were notes and there had been a lie detector test but as I understand it, they did not turn any of those over to the Senate committee even though they were requested so the information that would have shown what she said at the very first time when she revealed these allegations have not been turned over to the Senate,” she said.
More Problems Emerge
Critics noted two problems with Ford’s lie detector test.
First, there were only two general questions.
She was only asked, “Is any part of your statement false?” and “Did you make up any part of your statement?”
The tester did not ask Ford any specific questions or mention Kavanaugh’s name.
In addition, her written statement featured multiple edits and corrections.
There is no way to determine when those edits were made.
NEW: Dr. Ford's lawyers have just released her polygraph report. pic.twitter.com/YJFXNY3W8h
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) September 26, 2018
Everyone noted a second problem with the polygraph.
In Ford’s written statement for the polygraph, she claimed there were four boys and a couple of girls at the party.
But in the letter to Dianne Feinstein, Ford wrote that there were four others at the party.
All four people at the party – three boys and one girl – submitted letters to the Senate Judiciary Committee denying Ford’s account.
Ford’s lawyer Debra Katz also told CNN that there were four guys and one other girl at the party.
Ford’s inability to tell a consistent story leads many Americans to believe she is not telling the truth.
Kavanaugh Provides Evidence
Kavanaugh turned over his own evidence.
He submitted calendars from 1982 that showed he was on vacation for most of the summer in 1982.
The evidence is piling up.
Ford’s story is falling apart.
Critics believe she named Kavanaugh as her attacker in a 2012 therapy session after it was revealed he was on Mitt Romney’s short list.
The timing around which she suddenly admitted Kavanaugh attacked her stuck many as suspicious.
It looks politically motivated.
Donald Trump agreed with this idea.
He called the smears a con job being run by the Democrats.
But will it work?
Republicans will hold a hearing where Ford and Kavanaugh will testify.
Senators will be watching how both perform.
And their judgment will determine if the Senate will confirm Kavanaugh.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.