Monday, February 20, 2023

Body Language Analysis No. 4670: Charles McGonigal, FBI's former NYC Counterintelligence Chief as he arrives and departs at Federal Court

Charles McGonigal is a former head of counterintelligence of the FBI's New York City field office (who oversaw approximately 150 FBI officers).

He's currently under federal indictment on multiple charges — some of which include: money laundering, making false statements in mandatory disclosures to the FBI, violating U.S. sanctions on Russia.

McGonigal is alleged to have conspired with Russian oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, who he had investigated.

McGonigal retired from the FBI in September of 2018. It's not clear, at the time of this writing, if McGonigal's alleged illegal activity began before or after his retirement from the FBI.

Each of the first three images in this article were all captured nearly simultaneously, as McGonigal arrived in Federal Court in Manhattan on 09 February 2023 (Photo Credits: Michael M. Santiago and MSNBC).


All of the following 4 images were taken as McGonigal left Federal Court in Manhattan on 23 February 2023 (Photo Credits: Michael M. Santiago) 




































In all of these photos, Charles McGonigal, is to varying degrees, displaying what is known as a "Forward Lip Purse".

 A Forward Lip Purse is a profoundly valuable Body Language tell. It's an extremely-reliable indicator of either a (mostly, but often fully) undisclosed disagreement/deception — and/or a clandestine plan. 

A Forward Lip Purse is always displayed by a person who perceives themself to be an alpha personality — with significant intelligence, resources, and/or hidden advantage relative to their audience.

A person displaying a Forward Lip Purse believes themself to have a high-likelihood of success in the perpetration of their lie and/or their undisclosed plan.

Study carefully the Forward Lip Purse. Be careful not to confuse it with the Lateral Lip Purse or a Tight Tongue Jut — for these Body Language displays have completely different meanings.

Outside the context of a game or a good-natured joke, you never want to see a Forward Lip Purse from your romantic partner, business partner, boss, friend, family member, etc.

Upon seeing a Forward Lip Purse — protect your flank. Immediately. 

SUMMARY: Based on this nonverbal analysis, Charles McGonigal, former Counterintelligence officer of the FBI's NYC office, with an extremely high likelihood, has a partially or fully undisclosed plan and/or deception. Investigators should proceed with this knowledge.

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