The White House State dinner crashers, Tareq and Michaele Salahi kept invoking their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination as they refused to answer a House committee’s questions about their uninvited appearance at the State Dinner to which they were not formally invited. But in closely examining at their body language and listening to their voice patterns as they listened to the charges and said they weren’t going to answer any questions, it spoke volumes about their guilt.
TAREQUE’S BODY LANGUAGE
When Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee spoke and told it like it is, we can really observe Tareq’s body language indicating guilt and discomfort after hearing her lay out the truth about what the couple did- crashing the state dinner.
When she says “For Terrorists of all walks of life,” we see Tareq squirming at first and then biting his lip in embarrassment at being busted as he was being shockingly referred to as a “TERRORIST FOR ALL WALKS OF LIFE.”
SHEILA JACKSON’S ANIMATED AND ANGRY FACIAL EXPRESSION VS S MICHAELE’S ICED BOTOXED EXPRESSION
As Sheila Lee continued to vocally express her outrage at the situation and demonstrate her outrage though her angry facial expression, furrowed brow and all, ice queen looking, Michaele doesn’t budge a botoxed muscle, Therefore, you can’t real her facial expressions as easily as you can read Tareq’s face. But the fact that her head is up with her chin up shows arrogance and entitlement.
But the fact she leaned to the side as Sheila Jackson expressed her range is telling. This movement is the body’s way of acknowledging that there was the in what Sheila Jackson said. Then when Jackson said that they couple needed to check their patriotism and talked about finding out why anyone had to do something like that, Michaele immediately leans over to the other side to get a better look at the woman who was clearly letting her have it!
Then Shelia sais the following. “ You had a duty to inform the Secret Service Officer that you were not san officially invited guest, yet you dressed the part with the intent of attending a State dinner. You did not receive an official invite, your backgrounds were not checked by the Secret Service , and your names did not appear on the guest list. Your attempts to secure an invitation from Michelle Jones was denied and rebuffed ( said in a loud rich angry tone). Finally, Jackson asks in a tone that one would use when admonishing a child, “what more did you need to understand that you were NOT invited ?”
TAREQ SHOWS EMBARRASSMENT WHILE MICHAELE SHOWS ARROGANCE
As Rep. Jackson Lee said these final words, Tareq looks down in shame as we see in this photo, while Michaele holds her head up in arrogance and defiance as though she was indeed entitled to attend even though she was clearly not an invited guest.
Tareq then looks visibly uncomfortable as his body shifts to the left and then to the right in discomfort. He opens his mouth, but no sound comes out. He then locates his paper where he reads the words that says that on advice of his counsel he reserves the right to remain silent and declines to answer the question. He spits these words out as rapidly as possible as if to hurry up and get it over with . Then he immediately purses his lips, a non- verbal facial gesture indicating he is closed mouthed and not going to speak.
MICHAELE LOOKS LIKE A DEER CAUGHT IN THE HEADLIGHTS
All the while Tareq rapidly reads his standard response, Michaele looks at him wide eyed like a deer caught in the headlights
Initially after Jackson Lee was finished asking her question, Michaele looks down for a second and then looks over at Tareq. She immediately does a double take as she states at him wide eyed wonder as to what he will say. She is clearly nervous and uncomfortable and her wide bulging eyes shows she knows she has been busted and has been called out for her egregious behavior.
Rep Laura Richardson directs her question to Michaele. In a hyper-articulated tone, indicating annoyance and anger, Richardson says “ Your name was not on the list. Why did you continue to enter when you knew you did not have final confirmation?”
EYES LOOKING UP WHILE HEAD IS BOWED DOWN SIMILAR TO GUILTY A KID WITH HIS HAND CAUGHT IN THE COOKIE JAR
Michaele, lifts her head and looks up at Richardson. Then like Tareq, she opens her mouth and takes a little breath but no voice is heard. This leads me to believe that their attorney told them both to take a little breath before they began speaking to relax them.
Michaele then begins treading her script. But the telling part body language- wise is that she reads the script with her head down and her eyes looking upwards as though she was a guilty child with her hand caught in the cookie jar. Despite her initial arrogance, she sheepishly looks up in guilt as she continues to read all the while knowing seep down that she is busted!
VOCAL TELLS= CRACKING AND CLOSING OFF THE LIES
Then in a very low and manly sounding voice or a voice that sound like it had too many cigarettes, she begins to read her recitation, But what happens next is very telling.
As she reads, we hear her low voice begin to crack and her throat muscles close off as she says “ I retain my right to remain silent and decline to answer you. At the end of her statement her voice completely cracks out “decline to answer you” indicating that her muscles are closed off, In essence this is the body’s way of not wanting to lie.
So when you hear a person with a voice cracking like this it is often indicative of deception, shame or embarrassment, or knowing they have been busted. It is the body taking over and shutting itself off muscularly and in turn, vocally.
This entire ordeal was a waste of time and heir lack of cooperation points the finger of guilt.
But on a positive note, I liked Michaele’s outfit until I realized it was laden with fur around the edges. I only hope that the fur was sheered like it is with alpaca’s or sheep and not sacrificed like it is with a fox or mink or chinchilla. www.drlillianglass.com