- President Bill Clinton lied repeatedly
during his Friday press conference, avoiding the truth when discussing
the China spying scandal, his relationship with his wife and charges that
he raped Juanita Broaddrick, an analysis by two experts shows.
- Capitol Hill Blue hired a psychologist
who treats chronic liars and a private investigator who uses voice stress
analysis to catch liars. They analyzed the President's press conference
live on television and again on videotape.
- Their conclusion: The President lied
more often than he told the truth. Even when he told the nation that he
felt a "scorecard" would show he had been a good President who
had told the truth more often than he had lied, he was, in fact, lying.
- "The President exhibited all the
classic symptoms of pathological prevarication," said Dr. Stephanie
Crossfield, a psychologist who treats people who have trouble telling the
truth. "His eye movements, gestures, and changes in voice tone all
point to a consistent evasion of the truth."
- Jonathan Rensley, a private investigator
who used a voice stress analyzer to monitor the President's performance
during the press conference, agrees.
- "In spite of his demeanor, the President's
voice patterns showed unusually high levels of stress, consistent with
someone who is not telling the truth," Rensley said.
- At Capitol Hill Blue's insistence, Dr.
Crossfield and Rensley did not make their judgement based on one viewing
of the President's performance or by consulting with each other. Both watched
the press conference live, then rechecked their findings by viewing a full
videotape of the press conference on both Saturday and Sunday to confirm
- Without consulting with each other, they
concluded the President was lying at several points in his press conference,
- * His claim that he believed the Los
Alamos case of sensitive nuclear secrets being turned over to China was
an "isolated" case.
- * His claim that investigations of such
incidents at the national labs had not turned up any evidence of espionage.
- * His claim that he and the First Lady
are trying to work out their problems.
- * His statement that she had suggested
more than a year ago that they should live in New York after his term was
- * His claim that he believed history
would judge him fairly because a "scorecard" would show he had
told the truth more often than he had lied.
- * His claim that he had exhausted all
available options on Kosovo.
- * His claim that he had not talked with
Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan about replacing Treasury Secretary Robert Rudin.
- Dr. Crossfield said the eyes usually
give even the best liars away. "Eye movement is difficult to control,"
she said. "The eyes dart away in specific patterns when a person is
not telling the truth. The President's eyes dart a lot."
- "We love each other very much and
we're working at it," Clinton said of his wife and their problems.
Dr. Crossfield said Clinton's eye movement indicated lying when he said
he loved his wife. Rensley's voice stress analyzer said the same thing.
- And even though the President refused
to answer ABC newsman Sam Donaldson's question of his guilt of the charges
of rape by Arkansas businesswoman Juanita Broaddrick, both said Clinton's
demeanor suggested he was hiding something.
- "His eyes looked away in a pattern
that is consistent with evasion and concealment," said Dr. Crossfield.
"His body language was not that of a man who was being truthful."
- Likewise, Rensley's voice stress analyzer
said the President was lying when he said: "There's been a statement
made by my attorney. He speaks for me, and I think he spoke quite clearly."
- "He's hiding something serious.
If I were conducting this test on a potential employee for a client, I
would advise against hiring the person because he can't be trusted."
- The White House did not return phone
calls seeking comment on this report.