CYBERSPACE—In 2011, Stormy Daniels was given a polygraph test to ascertain whether she was telling the truth about her claimed sexual relationship with Donald Trump. On Tuesday, nearly seven years after she took the “lie detector” exam, the results of that test went public, posted online
The polygraph test was administered to Daniels in Las Vegas on May 19, 2011—more than four years prior to that he was a candidate for president of the United States—by examiner Ron Slay of the security firm Western Security Consultants.
Slay found that Daniels was “truthful about having unprotected vaginal intercourse with Donald Trump in July 2006.”
Read the polygraph examiner’s report in its entirety .
The report focuses on three relevant questions Slay asked of Daniels in the exam. Those three questions were:
• “Around July 2006, did you have vaginal intercourse with Donald Trump?"
• “Around July 2006, did you have unprotected sex with Donald Trump?"
• “Did Trump say he would get you on The Apprentice?"
The exam used two separate formulas to determine whether Daniels, who answered “Yes” to all three of those questions, was telling the truth. The first method, an algorithm developed at Johns Hopkins University, according to Slay’s report, found that Daniels was lying in her answers was “less than 1 percent.”
The second formula was a more “traditional” method of evaluating polygraph responses. Under that method each answer received a positive or negative score. A score of “+4” or higher is described as “adequate” to determine that a polygraph subject is telling the truth.
On the question of “vaginal intercourse with Donald Trump,” Daniels received a score of +9, or “truthful,” according to the report. On the “unprotected sex” question, Slay gave Daniels a score of +6, also “truthful.
On the final question, regarding whether Trump offered to “get (Daniels) on The Apprentice,” she received an “inconclusive” score of +1.
Slay then concluded that Daniels was telling the truth about her sexual encounter with Trump in 2006. But as to whether he offered to put her on his reality show, The Apprentice, Slay made “no determination.”
"Long before Mr. Trump announced his candidacy for the presidency, Ms. (Daniels) passed a lie detector test confirming her relationship with Mr. Trump," her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, told NBC News. "Where are his test results claiming otherwise? Where are Mr. Cohen’s test results claiming otherwise? When this is over, the American people will know the truth about the relationship and the cover-up." (Avenatti tweeted the above photo, and confirmed to NBC News that it is from a video of Daniels during a polygraph exam conducted in May 2011.)
“Mr. Cohen” refers to Michael Cohen, Trump’s self-described “fix-it guy” who has admitted paying Daniels $130,000 in what Daniels and Avenatti describe as “hush money,” to keep her quiet about the sexual relationship with Trump.
In 2011, Daniels gave an interview about the affair to InTouch Weekly. The polygraph test was connected to that interview. But the interview never ran—until January of this year.