Obama’s Inappropriate Smile and Disconnected Speech About Munich Massacre Shows Mind Is Elsewhere

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When President Obama addressed a group of law enforcement  agents  and mentioned  the tragedy in Munich, he was completely inappropriate and out of line. His smiling, joking and casual body language and bringing in his personal concerns about his daughter leaving for college,  in the middle of what was supposed to be a  somber moment shows his judgement is lacking and his mind is clearly elsewhere.

No one in leadership or in any political position should act like that and bring their own concerns into the mix when discussing such as tragic and serious issue. This was a horrific incident where young children were massacred, yet he casually brings up his daughter leaving him to go to college as his own personal tragedy.

He  also made absolutely no sense when he spoke.

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He began the speech with phumpering and a lots of uhs, as he was looking down when he  said “it’s a good reminder as I’ve said over the past couple of weeks which is our freedoms, our way of life, our ability to go about our business every day …”

He then looks down and says uh  as you can clearly see that his mind is ready to go someplace else in this extemporaneous  speech sans teleprompter.

He continued with “raising our kids and seeing em grown up, graduate from high school and going to college and about to leave their father.”

He then realizes he is being inappropriate and got off point  as he laughs and with a big smile,  holds his hand up and says  Im sorry Im getting a little too personal  as he scratches his nose.  The nose scratching indicates that he knows what he just did was inappropriate.

A few people in the  audience laughed, which then encouraged the President to repeat what he said and this time show a huge smile  as you can see below as he repeated ” Getting too personal there.”

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Then he says uh as he looks up in order to try to get back on track ,but he was completely off track, as what he said next made no sense.

He said ,That depends on law enforcement, men and women every day , who are under the most adversarial circumstances  imaginable sometimes. “

He was just talking about how we live our life of freedom,  and then he got sidetracked with his own person issue of Malia leaving and then tries to continue where he left  off but obviously forgot what he was previously talking about and and now suddenly talks about  about it being up  law enforcement. What is up to law enforcement? Is the personal freedom we have up to law enforcement or is it up to the Constitution?

People had just been shot in Munich and he makes the above statement, which indicates that his heart wasn’t into what he was saying about what happened in Munich.

It made no sense and shows his mind is clearly elsewhere. There was nothing funny about what he said and the laughter from the audience was no doubt nervous laughter, as they too knew how ridiculous it was to bring up his daughter leaving for college, mid sentence when he was supposed to address what happened in Germany.

What he did spoke volumes about Obama’s state of mind in my view as  is clear that leaving the Office of President cannot come soon enough for him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trump’s Body Language and Voice Show Genuine Compassion, Passion and Power During Republican Nominee Speech

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In the past, it was said that Ronald Reagan was the “Great Communicator.” But after listening to Donald Trump’s acceptance speech as the Republican nominee, Reagan  pales in comparison. Reagan with his breathy tone, wasn’t always easy to follow as he often used  a repetitive cadence, whereby much of what he said sounded the same. The communication skills that Donald Trump showed brought realness and genuine connection to whole new level in my view.

In his acceptance speech, Trump showed us all sides of him- sides that we never saw in the past.  He came across as genuine, real, compassionate and passionate as well ,as very angry and passionate about what he perceived as going on in this country.He also gave a plan and solutions and was upfront and direct in his delivery, which made him sound very credible.

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When a lot of politicians give case histories of people they meet on the political trail and give you the person’s tragic story, too often it seems mechanical, rote, and insincere. When Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz shared these stories in the past, they sounded contrived and disconnected. But  when Trump spoke of the straight A student who was killed by an illegal immigrant with a criminal record, he was clealry moved and it was heartfelt.You sould not only hear it in his voice, you could see it in his facial expression and body language.

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WhenT rump  first entered the stage,  you could see that he was moved by daughter Ivanka’s speech and rightfully so. When he spoke of his children and how he felt about them as well as his siblings, you could feel how much he loved them, as his entire demeanor changed in terms of his facial expression and body language. There was a softness and tenderness about him.

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But when he spoke of  the issues and what he planned to do to solve the nation’s problems, there was a genuineness to what he was saying. There was no phoniness or “doubletalk” which we have heard in the  past with so many politicians. Instead, he was straight forward and relayed exactly what he would do in plain and simple terms.
One of the reasons so many have embraced Trump  is that he speaks in a way, so the masses can understand. He speaks in short phrases and often repeats words in that phrase to make a point. It is highly effective in terms of other’s understanding his message. In his acceptance speech, he  spoke from the gut as his words matched his emotions, which matched his body language. When he repeats the words and phrases he does it in a softer tone, so one feels as though he is speaking to you directly.Repetition also causes the listener to process the information better and to remember and  in the long term, remember what he said.

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Body language wise,he regularly  showed  the palms of his hands, unlike so many of the other candidates and nominees.When one speaks with their hands and shows the palms of their hands, as opposed to the back of their hands it reflects that they are being genuine in their message and honest.

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While we saw a lot of Trump anger during the debates and his fighting back at his opponent’s tooth and nail,we did not see any of that personal anger we saw during the campaign. Instead, we saw anger he expressed concerning issues he is passionate about-  police shootings and Hillary’s not being held accountable for having a private server, poor negotiation  deals with various foreign countries, government financial waste, the debt, coal miners not having jobs,  and inner city children having the education system fail them, to name a few examples.

Because  it was more focused and he took the time to explain the issues in greater detail and in a slow precise manner, everything that angered him  seemed justified as reflected by the audience at the convention. As you can see in the photo above, his body language revealed his upset through his jaw movement, which jutted forth. Another indication of his anger was the  finger pointing, which he did often throughout his speech when discussing an issue. The finger pointing  let  us know how angry he was regarding the particular issue and that he would make sure that it was stopped if he was President.

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Perhaps the most telling facial expression and body language he made during his speech  was the one seen  above. It is a sheepish look and his admitting that since he personally  knew how the system worked  as he worked the system. So who better to fix the system than him.  In sharing this, it showed he was being open, genuine  and had nothing to hide.

He also showed humility- something we had never seen before in the campaign. When he spoke of the evangelicals,he softly said he didn’t think that he deserved their support.

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When he spoke of solutions the problems he used his entire body and facial expression to be emphatic about what he was saying. He pointed and raised his head up and opened his jaw even more as he slowly said in a staccato manner, his plans for action.

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There was so many times during his speech that he looked Presidential as his shoulders were squared and his head was up. It was as though he was now  wearing his new mantle and owning it, as the Republican Presidential nominee.

He also showed that he was the consummate motivator as many came away from his speech feeling more  passionate, more energized,  and more angry at the injustices he clearly explained. That often resulted in the audience breaking out in chants, many of which he lead. His final statement resonated with the audience as you could hear a roar after he said that Hillary’s slogan is “I’m With Her.” while his slogan is ” I’m With You- the American People-I am your voice.”

Once again, this is not a political blog and I am not indicating my support of one candidate over another. As a body language and communication expert, my aim is to remain objective and report what observe and what I hear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melania’s Mellifluous Voice and Elegant Composed Body Language During RNC Speech

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The stunning beauty, Melania Trump, wearing a gorgeous form fitting white dress, made her debut at the Republican Convention’s stage. As far as delivery and body language is concerned, Melania did extremely well, especially since she is not a public speaker, does not often speak in public, and the fact that English is not her native tongue. The tone of her voice was appealing and soothing. She was poised and composed vocally. Her accent in my view, was charming and her cadence, rhythm, and timing when she spoke  were excellent. She spoke with passion and inflection, especially when she spoke of husband Donald and what she believed he could do for the country.

Body language wise, her movements were fluid and elegant. She had a regal appearance with impeccable posture.

There is a  lot of talk about whether or not Melania’s speech was  original or whether it was the same as the speech given by Michelle Obama. It seems that they both spoke about education and their children, which seemed to be a mission on both of their parts. So it may be understandable that both messages may have been similar.

The bottom line is that she did an excellent job.  Should Donald Trump be the next President of the United States, it certainly appears that Melania,  as the First Lady, would handle herself with the same elegance and decorum  as she showed during her  RNC speech .

Once again, this is not a political stance as this is not a political blog. As an objective professional,  I  report what I see as it pertains to body language and what I hear as it pertains to communication patterns.

 

 

 

 

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s  Inappropriate Trump Statements and Passive-Aggressive Non Apology – Removal? 

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This is not a political blog nor am I expressing any political opinion or bias.  As a Body Language and Communication expert, I remain objective and  report what I see from a body language standpoint and what I hear from a communication standpoint.

When Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg weighed in with her political opinion and called Presidential Candidate Donald Trump “a faker,” I was shocked by her  very poor judgement. She said , “I can’t imagine what a country would be with Donald Trump as our president. I don’t even want to contemplate that.”  She also said  “A faker…He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment.” 

Her political statement was of great concern to me as I  wondered if this lapse in judgement also affected her ability to be a judge on the Supreme Court and remain unbiased in any of her other decisions.

How could this woman decide on anything that may involve him in the future without being biased?  How will she  conduct herself  should he be elected the next President? What if there was a close  race and something took place like it did with the Florida election recount in 200o with the  Bush and Gore election, where the US Supreme Court  with final ruling, stopped a recount that had been proposed by the Florida Supreme Court ultimately landing in Bush’s favor?  If something similar happened in this election, could she remain unbiased? Would she show more  favor towards Hillary Clinton?

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Another thought I had was whether she was “losing” it or showing signs of dementia. After all these years on the court ,she knows the rules both written and unwritten rules. She knows how to conduct herself and clearly knows that no judge should ever weigh in with their political views. So when Donald Trump responded by saying Ginsberg was ‘ losing it and must be removed from the Supreme Court.”   the same thing crossed my mind.

She knew exactly what she was doing with regard to expressing her feelings about Trump. After all, she did three separate interviews  about him with news organizations since last week.

Then she received harsh backlash on both sides of the political fence. Democrats and Republicans alike, chastised her and were very upset about what she said in the media. Even Speaker Paul Ryan said that her behavior was inappropriate. Of course she regretted her statement when everyone was against her statement.

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Trump  said  that Ginsberg’s comments were “Highly inappropriate and a disgrace to the court.” He then called for  Ginsburg to resign, tweeting “Justice Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me. Her mind is shot – resign!”

No matter what your political beliefs, Trump demanded an apology and rightfully so. Had Ginsberg said the same thing about Hillary, it would be and equally inappropriate comment coming from a Supreme Court Judge.

She didn’t apologize to Trump. Instead, a statement was  issued by the court’s public information office, that Ginsburg seemed to agree with the criticism and was reported to have said that she regretted  her statement.

The statement said ” On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them,” “Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future I will be more circumspect.”

The key word here is “ill advised.”  It indicates she is not holding herself accountable but rather blaming someone else for their ill advice to her. That is very telling in that it is a passive-aggressive action.  In making this statement, she is trying to take the onus off of her and place it on someone else  who “ill advised” her. Who was that person who ill advised her? Was it someone in the Clinton campaign? Was it Hillary? Was it a fellow Supreme Court Justice? Was it a family member? Was it one of her  young law clerks? WAs it her hairdresser?

Saying that you regret  your statement is a non-apology. It is very passive-aggressive behavior. Had it been heartfelt, she would have not had the public information office sent out the statement for damage control. Instead, she would have done a presser and appeared throughout the media, just like  she willingly  appeared when she made her scathing comments about Donald Trump on three different media appearances. So clearly, it was a non-heartfelt apology and PR  spin control.

Her statement in my view is a big enough breach of public trust that she should be removed from the Supreme Court or she should resign. Political tensions are high enough without her added fuel to the fire.

 

People already have concerns and criticisms over James Comey and the FBI’s handling of the State Department email situation. In fact the FBI’s credibility was called into question by many. Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s refusal to answer questions directly and speak in double talk also made many question her motives and for many her behavior  instilled a lack of confidence in the Justice Department. Many believed that it supported people’s beliefs that the system was rigged. Now,  Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s comments added one more reason why so many people may be losing trust in the system and may feel that the system is rigged in favor of one political candidate over another.

This is a nation who uses a system of checks and balances where all three branches of the government are checked and balance by the others. How can this occur if someone in one of those branches is completely prejudiced and biased?

Supreme Court justices should not insert themselves into the elections and communicate about these matters. In fact, the judicial ethics forbids judges from endorsing or speaking about candidates and that includes the highest court in the land. That is why so many are calling for her resignation from the bench.

Once again, there is no political bias here as I would have done the same blog had Hillary demanded an apology and not received it from Judge Ginsberg.

 

 

 

Bernie Sanders’ Body Language Says He Angrily and Reluctantly Endorses Hillary Clinton

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In making this analysis, know that I have no bias whatsoever. I am not supporting one candidate over another. I am objectively using my skills as a Communication and Body language expert to share my observations.

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As Bernie Sanders takes to the podium to say why he say came here, notice that Hillary is leaning away from him and looks miserable. There is no smiling on either of their parts. That is not a good sign.

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Bernie then says he wants to make it as clear as possible as to why he is endorsing Hillary Clinton. While she begins to smile, Bernie is definitely not smiling. Instead, he licks his lips and then purses his lips, as you see in the photo above. In essence,  the lip licking and swallowing reflects that  his autonomic nervous system has taken over and he is clearly doing something that he does not want to do. The lip pursing is the body’s way of saying “I really don’t want to say this.” His lack of smiling when standing next to Hillary also reveals his true negative feelings towards her. It indicates that he is  not enthused to be endorsing her. Hillary clearly knows how he feels as she exhibits a teeth-clenched,  forced smile with her eyes not crinkling.

 

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Hillary also feels Bernie’s “Burn” so to speak as she leans back with a more serious facial expression and also purses her lips. This  further indicates her discomfort around him. At first, she was smiling as you saw  earlier. But then she quickly changes her facial expression as she no doubt, feels the negative energy coming from Bernie.

 

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As Bernie  says Hillary  will be the Democratic nominee for President, Hillary is not smiling and her hands continue to be clasped in front of her private area in front of her, indicating that she is feeling vulnerable. The reason she may be feeling vulnerable may be because she may be feeling that Bernie’s heart isn’t really into his endorsement. She knows he is doing what is politically correct. But  she also knows that he is clearly not feeling it, based on his body language.

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There is something to be said about the expression “tongue in cheek” which means you are saying something that you really don’t mean. Look at how Bernie literally has his tongue in his cheek while he is endorsing Hillary, indicating that deep down, he doesn’t mean it.

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Then he balls his hand into a fist as he says he will do everything he can to make certain she is the next President. Hillary is still not smiling nor is Bernie. That is his anger leaking out. He is feeling angry at having to endorse Hillary and it has shown in his body language.

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As Bernie says she will be the next President of the United States, he looks down and frowns.  He does not look at Hillary. In fact, throughout his speech, he never looked at Hillary, which is telling. Hillary does manage to smile at these words and it is a genuinely happy smile with cheeks raised, eyes crinkled, and teeth showing.

 

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As the audience cheers, Bernie looks angry and he gives a huge sigh of defeat. Then he looks down and purses his lips, as you can see in the photo above. He  is clearly not a happy camper and Hillary knows it. Yet, she tries to stay positive.

The bottom line is that Bernie Sanders is angry, swallowing his pride, toeing the party line, and being politically correct. But his heart is clearly not in it as you can see from his body language signals. Hillary knows this as well, as it is reflected in her body language. Yet, she tries to keep up a pleasant expression. The fact that she has continued to hold on to herself with her hands clasped directly in front of her throughout the entires speech, without moving,  shows that she was literally “bracing herself” until Bernie’s  non- heartfelt endorsement  was over.

When Hillary began to speak, Bernie’s autonomic nervous system was working overtime as you can tell in the photos above. He was perspiring profusely, which appeared  to be an indication of his emotional state.

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He wiped his forehead, both sides of his cheeks, and did it two different times. Apparently, giving this speech appeared to be one of the most difficult things he had to do as part of the campaign.

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He  literally had to catch his breath. He took a very deep breath whereby you could see his shoulders raising as he then deeply exhaled that breath. He was oxygenating himself to stay composed.

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His shoulders were rounded as though he felt defeated. His lips were also pursed, indicating unhappiness.

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He maintained that pursed lip appearance as his jaw jutted forth, which indicated that he was feeling anger at the situation of having to endorse Hillary.  As we have observed, his body language, while remaining in the background while she spoke, spoke volumes about what he was really feeling .

Once again, this is not any indication of any political bias. I merely reported my observations on their body language as a professional Body Language and Communication expert.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Body Language Signals of Anxiety, Insecurity, Deception & Spin During Loretta Lynch Aspen Interview?

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When someone stalls and spends a lot of time discussing the actual question they are asked, instead of answering it directly and immediately it raises a huge red flag.  It  may show that they are very anxious or  it may possibly indicate a signal of deception.

When reporter Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post  at the Aspen asked  Lynch “What were you thinking?” she attempts to diffuse the question by saying “That’s the question of the day, isn’t it? The  tag ending “isn’t it” shows insecurity and the hope for agreement and a subtle message to the reporter to not be hard on her during the interview.

Instead of answering the question posed to her, she speaks about the question, instead of answering it directly  as she says ” And I think it is  a reasonable question. Its’ the question that is called up why what happened in Phoenix. ” In essence she is stalling . In doing so she is taking the time to gather and manufacture  her thoughts. Also she looks up as she tries to manufacture what she will say next.

She continues discussing the question instead of answering it directly which now adds even more suspicion to  the public in terms of her credibility with regard to meeting former President Clinton on the tarmac and what they  actually discussed. She says “people have wondered and asked questions about my role in the resolution in matters involving state department emails.”

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Her engaging in formal rhetoric and still not answering the question, further adds to the public’s suspicion  as does her looking down and away. In essence she is attempting to distance herself body language wise ,  as it clearly indicates that this is not a topic she wishes to discuss.

Then she does double talk as she says ” to the extent that people have questions about that- my role in that .. certainly my meeting with him raises questions and concerns.”  Once again. she does not answer the question directly which is  yet another red flag  in public perception in terms of questioning her credibility here. As she says this she looks nervous. As you can see she is perspiring and shiney faced, especially in the areas on her nose and cheeks.This is often a signal of anxiety as reflected by the autonomic nervous system taking over.

Then she says in a staccatto” believe me I completely get that question” and  still , she is not getting to the answer of the simple question that was posed to her. She spins it  She looks away towards the audience and says UM AND and I think it is the question of the day. ( YET SHE STILL DOES NOT ANSWER THE QUESTION).

“The issue  is what is my role in how that matter is to be resolved. So let me be clear….WHEN SOMEONE SAYS “LET ME BE CLEAR” Oftentimes,  they are about to lie.  For instance, look at what Nixon said “Let me be perfectly  clear– I am not a crook)…So this may be   yet another a red flag for Ms. Loretta Lynch.

Then she goes on to say ” Now let me say how let me say how that is going to be resolved. NOW   I’ve also gotten  that question a lot. SHE STILL DOES NOT answer the question and engages in double talk.

Then she turns to the audience, not the interviewer  which is another red flag red flag s as she is attempting to try to get the audience to  be on her side and to garner favor with them. Once again she is stalling and  not answering the  simple direct question.

Then in a staccato manner,   she  says I get that question . She is not confident with her head up and looking directly at the interviewer. Instead,  as she says this   she looks away and her head is bowed down.

She continues with”  Certainly my meeting with him raises questions and concernes and believe me— ( when someone says” believe me”  it is usually  red flag and indicates that you  should listen carefully and perhaps  not believe them.

The interviewer asked if she was recusing herself from having any role in the final determination regarding Clinton’s emails.

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As you can she she is literally taken back by the question as she leans away . Below  she  shows the front of her hand as she puts it up towards her chest indicating that she is feeling vulnerable and defensive.

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She lets it be known that she doesn’t have a role in coming up with the findings.

When she says  I will be “except and corrects herself as she says accepting their recommendations, she stumbles over her words as she makes a  Freudian Slip. It makes one wonder if indeed she will be except or accept their recommendations. As she speaks, you do not see the palms of her hands which would often indicate truthfulness,  but rather the back of her hands which often indicates deception as you can see in the photo above.

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Now you see her looking extremely vulnerable as both of her hands in a triangular position covering her private parts and they are on her lap. She is also hunched over.

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When the journalist presses her about  the term “accepting ” and what she  actually means by that, you see the tension in her lower jaw which is not a good sign. Her eyes also open wide as though she has been “busted”.

Then she gets really formal in her verbiage as a means of protection and further indicating her vulnerability. She appears stiff and leans back as she attempts to distance herself.

Then she says there will be a review of their investigation, a review of what they found and a review of their determinations of how the case should proceed.

In essence it appears as though she is passing the buck. After all, she is the Attorney General who needs to make that decision, not the staff  who did the investigation and are making the recommendations. In essence, this means she is distancing herself and attempting to cover herself.

The excellent  journalist  then asks if the review will be done by her. You see her neck muscles tighten up as she continues to use the back of her hand  as opposed to her palms to spin the answer .

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The journalist’s body language reveals that he is on to her spin and double talk as he points a finger at her, something that is never done unless the person is feeling hostile toward the other . The  journalist’s finger point indicates his anger and frustration with Lynch’s answers.

She then says how the “initial” process will be resolved where she discusses the team involvement. She does NOT discuss the” final “process which is very telling.  She has now said how “career people” in the Dept of Justice will review it and how the FBI will review it and the FBI Director will review it and that will be the” finalization”.  But this does not make sense as she is the Attorney General who must make the final decision. If the FBI Director  is in the “finalization “why have her deal with the matter in the first place and why not just have the FBI Director make his “finalization” and decision and leave it at that?

Jonathan  then asks Lynch why she is relying on “career “people in the review process. She doesn’t answer the question, but  instead she spins it, and says  how the public wants to know what her role would likely be.. um was um a question or concern. The ums and phumpherting is not  a good sign. She says that because she is a political appointee there would be concern about how the case would go forward. Well what about career people in the government? Does the question arise that they may investigate a certain way because they may want to be politically correct and  have a vested interest in maintaining their careers?  Then she says that she has always maintained that this matter would UM be UM handled by the career people who are independent.  BUT ARE THEY REALLY INDEPENDENT IS THE REAL QUESTION?

She then says she will be informed of those findings as opposed to never seeing or reading them,  but she will be accepting their recommendation. This statement is startling  to the public as she revealed that there are cases that she never sees or reads.

Then Jonathan Capehart asks her what she was thinking when the former President Clinton was on the plane. She said they spoke about his grandchildren and then she gave tangential information about how the grandchildren were great . ( That is too much information. Then she said they spoke about Janet Reno, Then she says “It really was a social meeting. It really was”

When people  the word REALLY, and they use it many times in a sentence it may be a signal that they are often  trying too hard to convince you and that it may very well be a signal of deception.

In keeping with his excellence in journalism, Jonathan Capehart poses a question about how President Clinton first  selected her for office and how they are good friends and why she didn’t ask him to leave the plane. She doesn’t answer the question. Instead, she  says she certainly wouldn’t do it again. Of course she wouldn’t because of all the backlash. But  her refusal to answer that specific question speaks volumes.

When Capehart  asks her what she would say to the American people who had concerns that the system was rigged. Instead of answering  it directly, she double talks and says how she can understand how the public would feel that way because of her meeting with President Clinton on the plane. Then she answers by saying that the public has to look at what they do every day.  She needed to have said immediately instead of stretching it and hemming and hawing in order to sound more credible.

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Then when Jonathan Capehart  asked when we might expect the acceptance of these findings, she laughs. This is no laughing matter.  In fact to many her laughter was disconcerting as though the investigation might not be competed until after the election. She says in terms of timing I actually don’t know that.  She goes on to  deflect  her involvement as she says she doesn’t have  insight as to the nuts and bolts of the investigation. The question is WHY NOT? As Attorney General in a very high profile case, it would seem that she needed to be abreast of what was taking place every step of the way. She says how the Dept of Justice is working hard and she is proud of that work, YET SHE DOESN”T KNOW WHAT THAT WORK IS with regard to this case. This is known as double talk.It does not make sense that she as the Attorney General would not be informed at each stage.

Keep in mind this is NOT a political blog nor am I a political person.  I have NO agenda and no dog in this fight so to speak.. I would say the same thing if Trump was under investigation or any other political candidate was in the same situation as Hillary Clinton. As  body language expert my aim is to be neutral and to only report what I see and hear. What I have heard  with Loretta Lynch, the Attorney General of the US  during this interviwe in Aspen has been high anxiety, possible signals of deception, and a lot of  spin and double talk in Lynch’s  rhetoric.

 

 

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Huma Abedin’s Body Language in Documentary ‘Weiner’ Shows Agonizing Emotional Devastation of A Humiliated Wife

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After seeing the  documentary “Weiner”  which won best -film at the sundance Film Festival and is about Weiners attempted comeback as a NY mayoral candidate, I found the film o be  very disturbing.

While there were some humorous moments throughout the film, fascinating behind the scenes footage where you can really see how political people and their teams spin things,and electrifying moments showcasing  Anthony Weiner’s intense charisma, the film saddened me.   Continue reading