- Donald Trump has weighed making his staff take lie detector tests
- President is concerned about leaks coming from his administration
- Most leaks involve news stories he does not view favorable to him
- ‘He wanted to polygraph every employee in the building to unearth who it was who spoke to the press,’ an official said
- Trump has long been paranoid about leaks
- He has complained of ‘snakes’ in the White House
- He has brought in people to try to weed out the leakers
Donald Trump has weighed making his staff take lie detector tests as he has become obsessed with leaks coming out of his White House, it was revealed on Tuesday.
The president and his team have complained about leaks before, particularly when it paints his administration in an unflattering light – such as details of Trump’s calls with foreign leaders, his desire to buy Greenland, and his wish to build a moat for his border wall containing alligators and snakes.
But Trump has gotten so obsessed with the leaks that he has frequently discussed ordering polygraphs of White House staffers after major revelations, four former White House officials told Politico.
Donald Trump has weighed making his staff take lie detector tests
‘He wanted to polygraph every employee in the building to unearth who it was who spoke to the press,’ one of the officials said.
There have been previous indications the White House is concerned about leaks, going back to when Trump first entered the Oval Office in 2017.
And Trump’s frustration with the leakers is often tied to press coverage he considers unfavorable – or fake news.
He’s brought in people before to try and weed out the leakers – although the leaks keep coming.
When Anthony Scaramucci was brought in for his short-lived tenure as White House communications director in July 2017, he vowed to get rid of all the leakers.
‘What I want to do is I want to f***ing kill all the leakers and I want to get the President’s agenda on track so we can succeed for the American people,’ he told The New Yorker in an infamous interview that got him fired after seven days on the job.
In September 2018, after an anonymous White House staffer published the ‘resistance’ memo in The New York Times, Trump was reported to have railed against ‘snakes’ in his administration and to carry a list of staffers he suspected of leaking information.
‘When he was super frustrated about the leaks, he would rail about the ‘snakes’ in the White House,’ a source told Axios at the time.
Trump has demanded to know the whistle-blower’s identity.
Past presidents have also had to deal with leakers.
President Barack Obama and his administration pursued leakers – but those investigations typically had to do with national security matters.
In 2012, Jim Clapper, Obama’s director of national intelligence requested intelligence employees be asked if they shared classified information with the media after several secrets leaked.
The Obama administration also obtained phone records from Associated Press and Fox News reporters as part of their probe into how classified material leaked.
Polygraph use on staff is common in the intelligence arena, where most of the information in the agency is classified and officials can be ordered to take the tests on a moments notice as a condition of their employment.
It’s less common for political staff and appointees.
Lie Detectors UK originally reported on this two years ago but its back in the press this week, contact us today if you need help plugging your own leaks !
Spotting A Liar
Children learn to lie between the ages of 2 and 5, by adulthood most are prolific liars. One recent study goes as far to suggest the average person hears up to 200 lies a day which does sound a little on the high side, I guess it depends on interactions with others. Obviously the majority of lies are classed ‘white lies’ the in-sequential niceties, but a psychologist from Hertfordshire University says most people tell at least one big lie a day. They lie to promote, protect and to avoid hurt, either to themselves or someone else.
Most people are hopeless at spotting a liar with deception in the form of lies, evaluating the 206 scientific studies show people separate the truth from lies just 54% of the time, a shocking result. Yes, there can be tell-tale psychological responses one might recognise in their partner, examples being going red, grinning, looking away but there is no common factor we all exhibit when we are lying.
Fortunately, we have the polygraph, in the U.S an estimated 2.5 million exams are conducted every year. In the UK the Government has been testing sex offenders on probation since 2014 and has managed to put an alarming number back behind bars the program has been that successful. In January 2019 the UK Government announced plans to increase its polygraph program to additionally test domestic abusers on parole.
Whilst there has always been a healthy debate on the use of the polygraph the results speak for themselves. A single issue test conducted by a qualified American Polygraph Examiner is able to achieve accuracy levels of 95%, there is currently nothing on the market in the field of lie detection that can beat this, the latest technology Eye Detect achieves 80% accuracy levels and has its flaws.
Lie Detectors UK provides a UK wide lie detection service and is one of the few companies to have its own offices. All examiners are qualified and experienced and are members of the APA and the UK Polygraph Association. All prices are fixed and transparent, get in touch today and find out just why Lie Detectors UK were voted ‘Best Polygraph Testing Company in 2019’Read More
Lie Detectors UK win another award…
Lie Detectors UK are extremely proud we have won another award this year, Corporate Livewire have announced that we have been successful in winning ‘Lie Detector Service of the Year’ This is the second award we have won this year which is a testament to our examiners and thanks to our clients. We are in the process of opening another office this year in West London due to demand for our services headed up by our female examiner.
The Corporate Livewire Prestige Awards celebrates small and medium-sized enterprises consisting of localised businesses and sole traders that have thrived in their highly competitive community and have proven their success during the past 12 months.
Lie Detectors UK offer a UK wide service with male and female examiners, they were originally setup by Jason Hubble in 2014 and have quickly risen to be one of the UKs top Lie Detection companies and have been involved in many prolific cases. All examiners are American Polygraph Association examiners and members of the UK Polygraph Association, the UKS only professional Association that requires all its members to be fully up to date with their training. Tests are fixed price at £399 at one of their offices and £499 anywhere else in the county, including a home visit providing the client has a suitable distraction free environment to test in. Their head office is in Kent’s county town of Maidstone in a grade 2 listed school house, with car parking and a waiting room for clients, its at this office every two years that the UKPA run Advanced Training for all UK examiners allowing them to stay current in the ever changing field of lie detection. When a potential client calls Lie Detectors UK they will always speak to a qualified examiner who will discuss their case and ensure a lie detector test is suitable.Read More
UK Polygraph Association new appointment
Jason Hubble the chief examiner of Lie Detectors UK has been appointed to the position of Secretary of the UK Polygraph Association, this recognises his hard work and dedication to the profession. The UK Polygraph Association is the original professional polygraph Association in the UK and is the only one that enforces all its members are up to date with their advanced training which is a condition of membership of the American Polygraph Association that has over 2800 members worldwide and is widely recognised as the professions governing body. The UKPA hosts an Advanced training course at Lie Detectors UK offices, the next course is scheduled for June 2020 and will be sold out again.
We always say to clients if you dont use us please make sure you use a qualified and experienced examiner, a list of who can be found on the UKPA website here.
Lie Detectors UK Examiners, always setting the standards in the polygraph industry. Call or email today and discuss your case with a full qualified examiner, fixed pricing.Read More
Manchester Police use Lie Detector
Greater Manchester Police are tackling the growing number of sex offenders in our communities with the use of lie detector tests. There are around 3500 registered sex offenders in the area, officers say the number is growing by 10% per year.
The force told us their specialist officers are responsible for keeping tabs on 65 sex offenders each – which is way over the recommended national guidelines of 50.
Manchester Police use Lie Detector were one of the first forces to introduce polygraphs to help keep tabs on offenders.
DCI Jude Holmes told Granada Reports it’s just one tool they use:
Sex offenders can be made to take polygraphs but the man here today has come in voluntarily. He now lives in the community after spending time in prison, and tells police he will not offend again, but it’s up to officers to determine the truth.
A specialist unit spends hours visiting registered sex offenders in the community, checking devices and monitoring activity. They hope the polygraph can be used to focus attention on those most at risk.
The offender with us when we visit the unit was jailed for sex crimes against children. He is interviewed before the polygraph takes place, this is final opportunity to make any confessions and divulge information that could come up later.
He is then hooked up to various sensors and and the test begins. Questions including sexual contact with children are asked. The offender responds ‘no’ to all of them. The questions are asked again to see how the responses match up. The test itself is over in a matter of minutes.
Assessment by the polygraph examiner reveals he’s telling the truth. This could mean a lowered risk level and in future less contact with police.
The ex-convict here today told Granada Reports thought the tests were “necessary” to “prove you’re not doing anything to harm anybody.”
Whilst Polygraphs can not be used in court and aren’t 100% accurate but GMP say 80% of the ones they’ve conducted so far have led to further intelligence and even arrests.Read More
Polygraph Clears Defendant of Two Death by Auto Charges By Jerry A. Lewis New Jersey State Police (retired)
On October 30, 2010 four teens left a party in a car driven by 17 year old (TM). That vehicle, a Chevrolet Cavalier, owned by TM’s mother, was later involved in a one car accident. The black box revealed that it was travelling over 90 MPH when it left the roadway and struck a tree. Two of the vehicle’s occupants were killed. TM and the other survivor, (GB), fled the scene and were not located until the next morning. Immediately upon being found by police, TM admitted that he was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident. He later gave two additional statements (to an ambulance paramedic and subsequently to a medi-vac flight medic) admitting to being the driver of the vehicle at the time of the accident. Further, he was positively identified by an eye witness as operating the motor vehicle when the four teens left the party. He was charged with two counts of Death by Auto and two counts of Leaving the Scene of an accident involving death. Each charge carried a five to ten year state prison sentence for an adult.
Upon further deliberation and now with the benefit of the presence of his parents, TM attempted to recant his previous confessions when later interviewed by the police at the hospital. The defendant stated that he was in fact not driving the vehicle at the time of the accident. He stated that the surviving passenger GB intimidated him into letting him drive his mother’s car after they left the party. TM claimed that the four teens actually made a stop after leaving the party, at which time GB began operating the motor vehicle. He added that after the accident, while they were eluding capture, GB kept telling him (TM) to say that he was driving. He agreed to say that he was driving due to intimidation and because GB would loan him his jacket to wear as he was extremely cold. GB emphatically denied operating the motor vehicle at any time and none of the evidence supported TM’s claims.
Despite the overwhelming evidence against his client, TM’s defence counsel requested a polygraph examination of his client to add credibility to his claims. The prosecution had a virtually air tight case against TM. It was TM’s car, he was seen driving it leaving the party and he gave three confessions admitting that he was driving at the time of the accident. On June 15, 2011, I tested the client using an event-specific, single-issue polygraph examination at Mr. Russo’s office. I used a three relevant question Utah Comparison Question test format and a Stoelting Computerised Polygraph System.
The charts were rough. TM was shrugging his shoulders and was emotional as he answered the test questions. In an attempt to alleviate these issues, I conducted Silent Answer Tests. After three charts I had an Inconclusive result. As recommended in the Utah format to resolve Inconclusive results, I conducted two additional tests with the same questions. I evaluated the polygraph test data with the Empirical Scoring System utilising the Kircher features. My score for the five charts was +5. This is statistically significant for a Truthful conclusion when the client (TM) answered the relevant questions, Polygraph Clears Defendant.
After receiving my report, the Prosecutor’s Office sent previously untested blood evidence from the steering wheel of the vehicle to the lab for DNA analysis. The test results revealed that the blood on the steering wheel did not belong to the defendant but rather was a direct match for GB. The Prosecutor’s Office subsequently re interviewed GB and he admitted that he was in fact driving the car at the time of the accident. He was arrested and later agreed to a plea deal to serve four years in New Jersey State Prison.
Credit for the successful resolution of this case goes to the defence counsel who believed in his client and utilised the polygraph to assist in his defence, Polygraph Clears Defendant. In addition, the Prosecutor’s Office, even though it had a solid case, made decisions to ensure that they were prosecuting the person responsible. This was a tragic accident that cost two young people their lives but the polygraph was essential in clearing an innocent defendant from almost certain jail time and seeing that justice was done.
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Killer requests a Lie Detector Test
We have recently been contacted to provide a Polygraph Test for Paul Mosley, a convicted killer who is currently serving time behind bars.
Lie Detectors UK would like to publicly state we will not be offering our services to Mr Mosley.
Lie Detectors UK, tests from £399 at our own offices or we can come to you. Get in touch today on 0207 859 4960 and discuss your case with a qualified APA Examiner in confidence.
Finally a step in the right direction, its been debated in UK Government circles for the last few years to increase the use of the Lie Detector Program following the very successful Sex Offender management Lie Detector Tests. Recently its been noted that over ten UK Government staff have been trained and subsequently applied for membership of the American Polygraph Association (APA). All Examiners working for Lie Detectors UK are APA members and have many years of experience already in the industry.
High-risk domestic abusers could face mandatory lie detector tests when released from prison under legislation to be introduced in parliament today to overhaul how the crime is tackled. Im sure the public will be pleased to see the term ‘mandatory’. This will help to protect vulnerable people in our society today.
Abusers may have to agree to regular polygraph testing as one of the conditions put in their release licence from jail. The measure is part of a bill that for the first time defines domestic abuse and makes clear that it includes economic abuse, such as depriving a person of food or forcing them into debt.
A new civil order will allow courts to impose a range of restrictions, including banning individuals from contacting victims while the police investigate.
The domestic abuse bill includes the power to make perpetrators given domestic abuse protection orders attend rehabilitation programmes…
Contact Lie Detectors UK and discuss your situation in confidence with a APA Examiner who can advise if a Lie Detector Test is appropriate. We have our own offices and offer transparent pricing.
Thinking of booking a Polygraph Test – Read this warning….
If you are thinking of booking a polygraph test then please take care with whom you book. Always ask if the business is an agency, so you don’t pay the additional cost of the agency fee hidden in the price, who your examiner will be (so you can check they are registered with the American Polygraph Association via the members page – www.polygraph.org) and who exactly you are about to do business with by asking the registered companies name and check that they exist by visiting https://www.gov.uk/get-information-about-a-company
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Cambridge Lie Detector Test
I do love Cambridge and the surrounding areas, this week I had an interesting case for a client in Cambridge. The client had hosted a party at their house and during the party one of the guests had stolen an expensive watch. For theft we always recommending talking first to the suspects and giving them chance to return the goods anonymously, often when a lie detector test is discussed all will be up to take a test, however I would estimate over twenty five percent of the theft cases we run we get a no show, I have heard many excuses.
This week one of the people we were due to test had a relative in hospital and needed to be with them, they have yet to give a time to be tested and we are flexible, evenings and weekends can be chosen. Also the venue can be chosen by the client, whilst we have our own offices in Kent we are also able to hire offices in all major cities in the UK and come to a home address as well providing its a distraction free environment. My client now has his suspect and we are hoping the right thing is done and the watch is returned to its rightful owner, its worthless as stolen watches have serial numbers and without the box and paperwork cant be sold on.
If you are now searching to book a lie detector test please ensure you know the name of the examiner and that you have made sure they are qualified, you can do this by checking tht they are a member of the American Polygraph Association here
We were recently awarded Best Polygraph Testing Company 2019 for a reason so get in touch today and discuss your case for a Cambridge Lie Detector Test with a qualified examiner, fixed pricing from £399 at our own offices.Read More