When I saw this video I thought wow! This is gonna be perfect for my newsletter. Then my husband reminded me that it’s political and I should probably stay away from it.
Well I just can’t. It’s too good of an example for learning how to spot lies.
If you believe that I really don’t care who you vote for and you want to learn something cool, keep reading. Or if you’re a no on both of those you can delete this now.
The big question in politics the last month has been if Hunter Biden and/or his dad (the former vice president) had any illegal dealings in Ukraine. Why was Hunter on the board of a Ukraine oil company getting paid $50k/month? Did they talk about it at all? Watch this video where he’s asked point blank about the situation.
Here’s what I noticed: He immediately shakes his head to say no and simultaneously nods yes at the same time when asked if he and his father ever discussed Ukrane. These are very slight movements. So he’s signaling uncertainty. Direct yes and no questions are easy ones to spot this on.
Then he immediately goes on to explain the conversation he and his dad had.
But then he realizes his mistake, catches himself and backpedals Saying ‘There’s no but to this.’
And then he nods yes as he said ‘No we never did’.
My analysis is of course they talked about Ukraine. Pants on Fire. It’s all right there. I think it would be odd if they didn’t talk about Ukraine at least a little bit. It may not have been significant or illegal, or it may have. There’s a fine line between the two. It’s my understanding as the VP his dad was in charge of relations there.
I think a more telling question would be if he was aware of any special deals his dad made to get him that position on the board. I think that’s where we’d get some answers that matter. It’s all in asking the right question.
If your life, ask better questions and you’ll get answers that reveal the truth. Then don’t rationalize away what you see for the answer. You’ll be fascinated and make better decisions as a result.