Thursday, June 1, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 3955: Jeff Sessions, Russia, and Sergey Kislyak - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Before Donald Trump fired James Comey, Senators Patrick Leahy and Al Franken had asked the FBI to investigate Jeff Sessions for possible perjury pertaining to Sessions' alleged undisclosed contact/meetings with the Russian Ambassador, Sergey Kislyak.

The video above, and the discussion below, sheds some needed nonverbal light on Sessions. What follows is analysis:

Beginning at 0:44 in the above video, Jeff Session says, "I never had meetings, with Russian operatives, or Russian intermediaries about the Trump campaign ..."

During 0:46 - 0:47, as he says,"Russian operatives" - Sessions shifts his weight rapidly from side-to-side (to his left, then back to his right). Then, just a few seconds later, during 0:49 - 0:50, as he says, "intermediaries", the US Attorney General elevates quickly up-and-down on his toes.

Both of these nonverbal actions are highly indicative of adrenaline surges which accompany anxiety. However, when viewed in the context of this crucial, high-ramification denial declarative, their presence dramatically increases the probability that deception has occurred.

Please view the video as still images don't capture the dynamics and the subtlety of movement.

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Body Language Analysis No. 3954: Donald Trump, "Covfefe", and a Facial Expression which Should Always Raise Red Flags

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

Body Language Analysis No. 3950: Donald Trump, Angela Merkel, and Donald Tusk at the G7

Body Language Analysis No. 3948: The Manchester Bomber, Nonverbal Communication, Threat Assessment, and Emotional Intelligence

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3925: An Expression of Donald Trump's Which He's Making More Often

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3865: Jeff Sessions and Al Franken - Senate Judiciary Committee during Sessions' Confirmation Hearing

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3872: "Fearless Girl" Statue in Manhattan's Financial District

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3833: Samuel L. Jackson, Magic Johnson and a Yacht

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3801: Marion Cotillard, Lip Syncing and Honest Anxiety