Saturday, March 10, 2018

Body Language Analysis No. 4229: Sam Nunberg (Part II) • Roger Stone, Robert Mueller, and Lies - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTO)

This is the second recent analysis of Mr. Sam Nunberg - a former campaign aide to Donald Trump. If you've not seen this interview, it's very much worth the watch. I guarantee you've never seen anything like it before. There was a high probability Nunberg was under the influence of alcohol and/or medications during this interview. Although on Friday 9 March, Mr. Nunberg testified for almost six hours before a grand jury, during this and other interviews earlier in the week, he openly announced his plans to defy Robert Mueller's subpoena.

There is a multitude of nonverbal teaching points in this video. What follows here is a portion of the dialog and analysis of two moments of particular interest. 

ARI MELBER (beginning at 24:08): [over-talking] So you're worried - just to be clear - you're worried - they could make a case against Roger Stone.

SAM NUNBERG: I, I'm worried that they're trying to make a case against Roger - that they're, that they're - chore [sic] - [stutter] - that they're maneuvering to -

ARI MELBER: [over-talking] And what would that case be built on? 

SAM NUNBERG: I have no idea. I have no idea. But it's redicul-

ARI MELBER: [over-talking] Would it relate to Wikileaks?

SAM NUNBERG:  It could relate to Wikileaks. And here's the other thing - what I would tell you once again - And I want to be- Soooo - And I've been very honest here [Shaking Head Side-to-Side in classic "No" Illustrator] ...

During 24:21, as he says, "... I have no idea ...", Sam Nunberg raises his right eyebrow. This facial display indicates doubt. In this moment he doubts his own words. Thus his nonverbal signal directly contradicts his verbal statement. Whenever these two are disparate, it's the body language which tells the truth.

Notice too, Sam Nunberg's momentary lack of eye contact.

Mr. Nunberg does indeed know how Robert Mueller will make a case against Roger Stone.

A moment later, during 24:33 - 24:36, as he says, "... Soooo - And I've been very honest here ...", Sam Nunberg shakes his head, side-to-side, in the classic and universal NO illustrator. Once again, his body language dynamic is completely opposite and out of context with his verbal language.

Once again, Nunberg displays an extended lack of eye contact. 

Sam Nunberg, in fact, believes he was NOT honest.

From a paralanguage/statement analysis perspective, when a person declares their honesty - when it's not being questioned - with high probability they are lying.

Summary: Sam Nunberg's nonverbal, verbal, and paralanguage behavior in this segment of the video - indicates that he's lying. Moreover, Mr. Nunberg believes Roger Stone is guilty of a specific crime of which Mr. Nunberg has direct knowledge.

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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4225: Sam Nunberg Interview - Part I • Roger Stone, Donald Trump, and Russia

Body Language Analysis No. 4228: Kim Jong-un's "Smile"

Body Language Analysis No. 4226: Roger Stone, Donald Trump, and Wikileaks 

Body Language and Medical Analysis No. 4221: Why are Donald Trump's Pupils Intermittently So Large?

Body Language Analysis No. 4212: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Responds to Questions about President Trump's Tweet Regarding the FBI and the Florida School Shooting

Body Language Analysis No. 4167: Gary Oldman, Hugh Jackman, and Compliments

Body Language Analysis No. 4161: Vladimir Putin's Not-So-Poker Face

Body Language Analysis No. 4012: Anthony Scaramucci's and Reince Priebus' First (and Last) Photo in the Oval Office

Body Language Analysis No. 3952: Emmanuel Macron's Handshake with Donald Trump at NATO Summit