“What did they know?” and “When did they know it?” are two questions frequently directed at American politicians associated with wrongheaded actions or programs run amok. In response to those questions, politicians seem to lie more frequently than they tell the truth. Is there a way to stop them? In short, the answer is “Yes.” As I told Denver talk radio host Ken Clark at Freedom 560 Thursday, a tool exists to expose politicians who lie, and it’s not the polygraph. Unfortunately, some powerful people seem committed to preventing it from being used by federal government agencies.
In much the same way as lying is not limited by party affiliation, investigators trying to learn the truth about someone’s activities through credibility-assessment testing are not limited to using the polygraph. In my second nonfiction book, The Clapper Memo, I share the findings of my exhaustive four-year investigation into the federal government’s use of credibility assessment technologies, including both polygraph and its chief non-polygraph challenger.
Order a copy, read it, and I think you’ll agree with that a credibility assessment tool exists to expose politicians who lie, and it’s not the polygraph. bBeyond that, you’ll come to understand why politicians and bureaucrats — Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. comes to mind — in Washington, D.C., working in concert with polygraph loyalists, do not want to see any non-polygraph technologies used in the nation’s capitol.