Suh and Barnett are going at each other. Barnett tries the "Young Ruse" (which consists of coaching the witness by a lengthy speech tipping the witness off to the "correct" answer) but Suh will have none of it today. Barnett is clearly pleased with his big day yesterday, feeling his oats as it were.
Young, the consummate professional, brings Barnett's argumentative objection into focus using three words "asked and answered". I really like Mr Young.
Young and Dunn seem to have turned over the "objection" duties to Barnett. They are working while he is listening. Is his work otherwise done?
Brunet is back at the helm today, making all rulings and controlling the proceedings. He is also trying to help the interpreter, as are many members of the audience. That is funny to everyone.
Mr Campell had to have a break (we ALL needed it) and we are back in session.
Mr Jacobs is establishing through Ms Ayotte, a number of other mistakes with the LNDD testing graphs. Not a single one nor their total mean anything negative about those procedures to her .
The lab experts are all saying that anything missing doesn't affect the results. But it clearly affects fairness. The machine is working and there is a test for the machine to see if it can identify a known positive.The results of that are not in the packet of information given to the athlete. But that is not neccessary because the machine works. Circular, n'est pas?
Similarly, Dr Ayotte doesn't need to see the controls, because she has the test results which appear to be reasonable and in the appropriate ratio. Thus the assumption seems to be that the controls upon which the testing was based must have been accurate without ever have having to see them for confirmation. The athlete need not see them either because they are not in the document pack.
At the end of the hearing, Mr Barnett raised the Will issue and suggested in open hearing that Suh was hiding the witness. Suh corrected the notion and all 3 Panel members independently, made staements that he had a right to counsel, that they adjourned to let him seek legal advise and that Barnett should take it up with counsel Will has retained. Barnett wanted the Panel to know Suh told him a "friend" of his would help will. Barnett got another 15 minutes of fame from that but the results, this time were not good for him.
UCLA WADA lab head Henson has been helping USADA lawyers with their examination of Montreal WADA lab head Ayotte and confers with her after lunch. Rome WADA lab head Botre is helping the Panel as their "Independent" expert, to evaluate Ayotte's testimony. Anyone see any problems? I thought not. The system views it as perfectly ok as well.