Well he wasn't in the House of Commons today to answer any questions about the Senate scandal.
No doubt recovering from his latest attempt to try to improve his image by posing as a man of the people. Which can't be easy when you're a millionaire.
And you have to go to a football game to try to make yourself look popular.
But of course, it's not hard to understand why Stephen Harper is so afraid of saying anything eh?
Not when he's caught between a rock and a hard place.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is stuck in a box, with legal pressure on one side and political pressure on the other, says former parliamentary law clerk Rob Walsh. In the documents filed in an Ottawa courthouse last week, RCMP Cpl. Greg Horton stated that he had reasonable grounds to believe that Nigel Wright violated Section 121(1)(b) of the criminal code when he paid $90,000 of his own money to Senator Mike Duffy.
That section, entitled “Frauds on the government,” forbids anyone dealing with the government from making a payment to a government official “unless the person has the consent in writing of the head of the branch of government with which the dealings take place.” That means, Walsh says, that Wright may face prison, and two lawyers who had knowledge of the deal may face sanction from their law societies, unless Harper says that he knew about the deal.
If he denies any knowledge of both deals at least three of his once closest collaborators could swing...
If he admits that he did know, he could hang HIMSELF.
Which makes me wonder what will happen if the Senate scandal goes to trial, and all of them and all the other Cons are called to testify under oath.
Will Harper really let his devoted religious fanatic Nigel Wright go to prison?
And what will Wright say in his own defence? If he has to swear on a Bible.
Especially since he has told RCMP investigators that he broke no laws. Which presumably includes Section 121(1)(b) of the criminal code.
And is this why he said this in an e-mail he wrote soon after the scandal became public?
"The PM knows, in broad terms only, that I personally assisted Duffy when I was getting him to agree to repay the expenses," Wright said in an email May 14, according to the Horton's affidavit.
So he could try to clear himself, without nailing Harper to the cross he has been forced to bear?
And what will the two lawyers, Benjamin Perrin and Arthur Hamilton, say if push comes to shove?
If those lawyers didn’t tell the prime minister what was going on, Walsh says, they may face trouble with their professional associations, because if you are the lawyer for an organization, you have a responsibility to make sure that the head of that organization knows “What’s the duty of the lawyer?,” he said.
“The first question a lawyer has to ask himself with a question like that, is who is the client? If Wright were later convicted, the question is, was Wright the client, or was not he just the instructing officer for the organization? I would think it would be the latter. In which case, the head of the organization, Harper, would be the one that these lawyers would need to inform about the activities of the subordinate, Wright.”
Will they seriously claim that Wright was the client, and that they weren't working to try to preserve reputation of the Con ORGANIZATION?
And could they under the heat of questioning also claim that Harper knew in broad terms? And wouldn't that be interesting?
I mean how much broader could you get? If just about everyone in the PMO knew, at least three people personally made sure you were informed, and an e-mail chain as long as a city block shows that all the top Con operatives were running around like chickens with their heads cut off trying to cover-up the scandal.
And how much more would you need before you could declare it a giant criminal CONSPIRACY?
Hey, didn't I tell you? That Senate trial is going to better than Perry Mason...
And who knows what surprises await us when the REAL action gets going?
Golly. I wouldn't be surprised if the District Attorney has them dancing around like ballerinas trying to cover their asses AND Great Leader's. Or if old
And I bet I know how it's going to end.
Or they will hang one by one. One after the other.
Or they'll all go down TOGETHER...
Yup. Get your tickets now folks. This is going to be THE EVENT of the season.
Who needs a lousy football game?
When we got The Con Trial of the Century !!!
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