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Tom Brady Press Conference, Jan. 22, 2015
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Can you find the evidence of deceit in Lochte's statement?


NBC August 14, 2016 transcript

Lochte: "We got pulled over, in the taxi, and these guys came out with a badge, a police badge, no lights, no nothing just a police badge and they pulled us over," Lochte told NBC on Sunday afternoon. "They pulled out their guns, they told the other swimmers to get down on the ground — they got down on the ground. I refused, I was like we didn't do anything wrong, so — I'm not getting down on the ground."And then the guy pulled out his gun, he cocked it, put it to my forehead and he said, 'Get down,' and I put my hands up, I was like 'whatever.

Tom Brady Press Conference, Jan. 22, 2015

Statement Analysis of January 22, 2015, Press Conference by Tom Brady
All Statement Analysis Material is copyrighted by Julia Bate
Transcription provided bywww.ny.dailynews.com


Opening Statement of Tom Brady Quarterback, New England Patriots

Tom Brady: Obviously I’d much rather be up here talking about the Seahawks and preparing for the Super Bowl, which we’ve been trying to do for the last few days. I know Coach Belichick addressed it with you guys this morning and I wanted to give you guys the opportunity to ask questions that you want.

"Do I seem like the kind of person who would do something like that?"

When you are looking for the truth and questioning someone about what happened, listen for a commom avoidance tactic. Answering a question with a question is used to deflect the conversation from the original question to a direct personal challenge. 

"Why would I kill my wife?"
"Don't you think someone would have to be really stupid to steal money 
from his own register?"
"Do you really think I would cheat you?"

Skilled interviewers and investigators respond to these questions very carefully, as they are a sign of deception.

True or False? People want to tell the truth most of the time.

Psychologists, researchers, and experts in the field of investigation agree that a vast majority of the time people feel discomfort when telling a lie about a significant subject. The easiest approach to not telling an outright lie is to leave out a detail or specific action connected with the truth.

Often when you question someone to understand what happened, you will hear, "and that's about all." This phrase is a clear indicator that more happened that the person, for whatever reason, does not want to share with you.
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