Thursday, May 07, 2015
The Duffy Trial: The PMO Cover-Up Begins to Unravel
We've waited a long time to find out what role Stephen Harper's PMO played in the Mike Duffy scandal.
And now we're finally starting to find out.
They arranged for an outside audit to try to keep Ol' Duff quiet.
And then proceeded to whitewash it.
The Prime Minister’s Office played a key role in changing the findings of a 2013 audit into Mike Duffy’s living expenses, as part of a strategy to keep the now-suspended senator quiet as the PMO tried to find a solution to questions over the controversial claims, RCMP officers allege in new court documents.
The newly released documents reinforce the notion the PMO and the Conservative Party initially went to great lengths to contain the political damage flowing from expenses claimed by Mr. Duffy after his 2008 appointment to the Senate.
This will be hard to explain:
According to the RCMP, a number of Conservative senators and PMO officials secretly discussed the confidential Deloitte audit when it was nearing completion on May 7, 2013. The following day, Mr. Tkachuk and his Conservative colleague, Carolyn Stewart Olsen, managed to delete key passages of the report by bypassing the normal Senate committee process.
And when those PMO officials are asked under oath to describe what what was going on at that time, I suspect it be even harder to claim that Stephen Harper knew NOTHING.
Gosh.This story is getting more interesting by the day.
And I think I know how it's going to end....
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