Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Conapocalypse: The Duffy Trial's Explosive New Revelations
It's the smoking gun. Or should I say the smoking flamethrower?
The Con conspiracy has finally been exposed.
It now seems that Ray Novak, Harper's beloved Chief of Staff, knew all about Nigel Wright's payment to Mike Duffy.
Stephen Harper’s close aide Ray Novak was in the room when former chief of staff Nigel Wright revealed he had picked up the $90,000 tab for Mike Duffy’s expenses, according to a statement by a former PMO lawyer read in court.
Mr. Novak, now Mr. Harper’s chief of staff, has said he did not know that Mr. Wright had paid the money until it was publicly revealed in May, 2013.
At least according to what Benjamin Perrin, Harper's former lawyer, told the RCMP.
“Ray was in that meeting and Ray heard this, and I remember looking at Ray for his reaction,” Mr. Perrin told the RCMP, according to the statement Mr. Bayne read in court.
Mr. Perrin added he was “shocked” when RCMP documents were made public which listed people who were aware of Mr. Wright’s payment, but did not include Mr. Novak.
Which not only makes Novak look bad, it makes the religious fanatic Nigel Wright look even worse than Ol' Duff...
Mr. Bayne read the statement in his cross-examination of Mr. Wright, who had testified that Mr. Novak had only been in the meeting in question part of the time.
It also makes you wonder who has REALLY been running the PMO?
Mr. Wright also revealed during his testimony that he has been in touch with Mr. Novak since leaving the Prime Minister’s Office – and the last time about two weeks ago when they exchanged messages by instant-messenging.
And makes Wright's claims that he did not ask the Con bagman Irving Gerstein to try to influence the results of a supposedly independent audit, look even more dubious.
Mr. Wright testified he only wanted Mr. Gerstein to connect Deloitte auditors with the Senate administration, or the head of the committee that ordered their audit, Senator David Tkachuk.
But Mr. Bayne noted Mr. Wright had outlined in emails the outcome that he wanted: Deloitte could add up the sums Mr. Duffy might owe if his primary residence was not in PEI, as he had claimed – but not opine on whether it was his actual primary residence.
Which has the NDP wondering why the RCMP didn't charge Wright and others in the PMO, for their part in that obvious cover up.
The NDP wants the RCMP to consider laying charges against Nigel Wright and up to a dozen other staffers in the Prime Minister's Office for their part in covering up the scandal over Sen. Mike Duffy's expenses.
Which can only embarrass Ol' Nige further. If that's possible eh?
But of course the one most embarrassed by these scandalous new revelations is Stephen Harper.
Who must now decide among other things whether to fire Ray Novak...
Like the former Con Brent Rathgeber suggests he will...
But as we know that won't be easy, because Batty Harper and his Robin have a very special relationship.
At 38, Novak has spent much of his working life involved in Harper’s political career. Indeed, a decade ago he lived in a one-bedroom apartment over the garage at Stornoway when Harper was Opposition leader. He has been described as part of the Harper family, being particularly close to the prime minister’s children, Ben and Rachel.
Which is no doubt being SEVERELY tested...
Especially since EVERYBODY knows that if Ray knows ANYTHING so does Steve.
But in the meantime I'm happy to report, all those scandals along with this ugly incident.
Have derailed the Con campaign...
Or swallowed it up...
And yes, as I said on Twitter, sometimes it all comes together...
The Con balloons are popping.
Great Leader is heading for a hard landing.
The Duffy scandal has come back to bite him.
And it WILL help us destroy him...
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