This is PROOF that the polygraph DOES NOT WORK! Here are examples of law enforcement, intelligence community, and other U.S. government employees who had to pass polygraphs for their jobs, meanwhile concealing crimes. Some of these people had Top Secret/ SCI clearances and passed their pre-employment or routine 5-year security clearance review polygraphs while hiding criminal activity. These are U.S. government employees, federal agents, and other “trusted” U.S. citizens who beat the machine. If they can beat it, anyone can.
2021 – Davis Harris – FBI Supervisory Special Agent and Army Reserve Colonel – charged with sex crimes against children.
According to that second article, investigators found evidence “of criminal acts by Harris involving both adult and juvenile victims with incidents occurring as far back as 2016.” FBI employees, including special agents, with TS/SCI clearance take full-scope polygraphs every five years. It is likely Harris beat at least one polygraph during this time.
2021 – Brendan Kavanaugh – Air Force Intelligence Officer and DISA Program Manager – Convicted of child pornography.
According to the article above, Kavanaugh had been accessing child porn via Tor since 2016. According to Kavanaugh’s LinkedIn profile, also copied here as a pdf in case the profile gets removed, he worked for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) in 2016 and Booz Allen in 2020 providing support to the U.S. Cyber Command in Fort Meade, Maryland. The article does not say implicitly that Kavanaugh took a polygraph, but he most likely had Top Secret clearance and anyone working at Fort Meade in Maryland probably took a counterintelligence or full-scope polygraph for their job.
2021 – Brian Jeffrey Raymond – Covert CIA Officer – Sexual abuse (rape) and obscenity offenses. Will register as a sex-offender for life.
https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.casd.689943/gov.uscourts.casd.689943.9.0.pdf (This document actually says that Raymond passed polygraphs throughout his career; Note that only certain federal agencies administer polygraphs, such as CIA, NSA, FBI, etc. It must be one of these 3-letter secret agencies that Raymond worked for because documents do not want to reveal his employer. Update: In the first link in this paragraph, dated October 2021, the FBI confirms that Raymond was CIA.)
2020 – Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins – US Army Green Beret Special Forces and Ft. Meade (home of NSA HQ) Cyber Analyst – convicted of espionage, spying for Russia.
2020 – Alexander Yuk Ching Ma – Former CIA and FBI Officer – In August 2020 the FBI arrested 67 year-old former CIA officer Alexander Yuk Ching Ma over allegations that Ma had given classified material to Chinese handlers in exchange for cash and gifts.
2020 – Elizabeth Jo Shirley – NSA Officer – confessed to and convicted of unlawfully retaining a document containing national defense information and committing international parental kidnapping. Sentenced to 97 months in prison.
2020 – Jose Ismael Irizarry – DEA Agent – charged with money laundering in Columbian drug scheme.
2020 – Joshua Schulte – NSA and CIA employee – accused of CIA Vault Wikileaks leak, the trial resulted in a hung jury. Also charged with possession of child porn, which he had in his possession during his CIA polygraphs.
2019-2020 – Fernando Gomez, DEA Agent and U.S. Marine – convicted for crimes involving a drug and firearms trafficking.
2019 – Ron Rockwell Hansen – DIA Officer – convicted in 2019 of attempted transmission of classified information to China.
2019 – Harold Thomas Martin III – NSA Employee – stealing classified info from NSA
2018 – Nghia Hoang Pho – NSA Employee – stealing classified info from NSA
2017 – Lee Robert Moore – U.S. Secret Service Officer – convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison for sending sexually explicit messages to minors, sometimes while on duty at the White House!
2017 – Kun Shan Chun, a/k/a “Joey Chun,” – FBI Electronics Technician – convicted of spying for China during his FBI employment.
2017 – Shaun W. Bridges – Secret Service agent – Part of the Silk Road task force convicted of money laundering and theft.
2015 – Carl Force – DEA agent – extortion, money laundering and obstruction of justice in connection with the Silk Road case.
2010 – Andrew Warren – CIA Officer – convicted of abusive sexual contact and unlawful use of cocaine while possessing a firearm.
2005 – Leandro Aragoncillo – FBI Analyst – convicted of espionage
2001 – Ana Montes – DIA Officer – convicted of spying for Cuba
1994 – Aldrich Ames – CIA Officer – convicted of spying for Russia
1986 – Larry Wu-tai Chin – CIA Employee – convicted of selling classified information to China
1984 – Karl Koecher – CIA Officer – Czech double agent and KGB spy who penetrated the CIA
1970s?? – Nicolás Sirgado – CIA Officer – admitting to spying for Cuba, never caught.
These are our trusted, Top-Secret-cleared, polygraph passing, federal employees. LMAO.