Did Juanita Broaddrick Lie?

Statement Analysis® of Juanita Broaddrick Allegation of Bill Clinton Rape

Juanita Broaddrick Clinton AccuserJuanita Broaddrick says Bill Clinton raped her at a hotel when she was a nursing home administrator volunteering for then-Arkansas Attorney General Bill Clinton’s 1978 gubernatorial bid.

Below is an excerpt from a 1999 interview that Broaddrick gave to NBC’s Dateline her alleged rape.

Below that you will see my analysis of her statement. Statement Analysis® is the most accurate way to determine truth and credibility. This method requires no interpretation. People mean exactly what they say and their words can betray them.

Juanita Broaddrick in 1999:

“Then he tries to kiss me again. And the second time he tries to kiss me he starts biting my lip … He starts to, um, bite on my top lip and I tried to pull away from him. And then he forces me down on the bed. And I just was very frightened, and I tried to get away from him and I told him ‘No,’ that I didn’t want this to happen but he wouldn’t listen to me. … It was a real panicky, panicky situation. I was even to the point where I was getting very noisy, you know, yelling to ‘Please stop.’ And that’s when he pressed down on my right shoulder and he would bite my lip. … When everything was over with, he got up and straightened himself, and I was crying at the moment and he walks to the door, and calmly puts on his sunglasses. And before he goes out the door he says ‘You better get some ice on that.’ And he turned and went out the door.”

My analysis:

Then he tries to kiss me again. And the second time he tries to kiss me he starts biting my lip … He starts to, um, bite on my top lip and I tried to pull away from him. And then he forces me down on the bed.

There are a couple issues I have with Juanita’s statement. One is the verb tense she uses. Examining the verb tenses can help in determining if a person’s statement is coming from memory or from their imagination. Most statements should be written in the past tense because the incident has already taken place. In a deceptive statement, we may find some present tense language.

In her statement, Juanita should be telling us what happened or what she witnessed. Therefore, she should be speaking in the past tense. It does not matter if she is talking about something that happened twenty minutes ago or twenty years ago. She should be using past tense verbs as she tells his story.

Juanita tells us, He tries; he starts; he forces. Those are all in present tense. Continue reading

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Deception: Did the Response Answer the Question?

Listen carefully to responses to detect deceptionToday’s latest headline: Ted Cruz: ‘I Have Zero Interest Whatsoever’ in Being Donald Trump’s VP Pick

On a recent segment of Good Morning America, a voter asked Cruz via video, “Would you accept being Donald Trump’s Vice President?”

His response: “Let me just answer very simply, I have zero interest, whatsoever, in doing it.”

Would you accept…? is a Yes or No question. Ted Cruz responded, “I have zero interest.” That response does not answer the question. He didn’t say no. Using the phrase “I have zero interest” in place of “no” indicates that part of him did think about accepting an offer for Vice President.

Also, as I have previously discussed the use of the work “just” as in “Let me just answer very simply…” is often used to minimize. When the word “just” is used to minimize a person’s actions it is an indication more things transpired than what the person is telling us. The use of the word “just” indicates he may have other intentions.

Likewise, in 2006, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was asked if she had any Presidential aspirations. The specific question posed was, “Would you consider running for President in 2008?”

She responded: “I have never wanted to run for anything.”

That response did not answer the question. She didn’t say no. Using “never” in place of “no” indicates that part of her did think about running for the office.

Listen carefully to responses provided. Do they answer the specific questions asked? If not, there’s more to the story.

 

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The Clintons Are Trying

bill hillary clinton tried to tell the truthLast week Hillary Clinton told CBS’ Scott Pelley she’s “always tried to tell the truth.” She continued, “Well, I have to tell you I have tried in every way I know how literally from my years as a young lawyer all the way through my time as secretary of state to level with the American people.”

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Likewise, in 1998 President Bill Clinton testified before a federal grand jury. He was questioned about the oath he took to tell the truth. It was believed that earlier year the POTUS lied under oath about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky during his Paula Jones deposition. He was asked if the oath he took in the deposition meant the same thing as it does that day during the grand jury testimony. President Clinton responded, “I swore an oath to tell the truth and I believed I was bound to be truthful and I tried to be.”

The word “tried” means a person attempted but failed to do it.

The President is telling us that he tried but failed to be truthful in his Paula Jones deposition. He didn’t respond by saying, “I was bound to be truthful and I was truthful.” He couldn’t say that because people do not want to lie.

Technically the Clintons were being honest when they said they tried to tell the truth. Although, by doing so, doesn’t that mean they were being honest by saying they lied?

Honest liars?

 

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