OMG. The horror, the horror. It was supposed to be Stephen Harper's Day of Jubilee. The day he showed off the severed heads of the three Senators to his demoralized caucus. Or tossed them in the general direction of the opposition.
And solemnly declared that the sordid Senate scandal, or The Great Distraction, was over.
But instead the scandal took another macabre twist, when one of the heads started talking....to the RCMP!!!!
Senator Mike Duffy's lawyer has begun turning over hundreds of emails to the RCMP following a request by the Mounties last Friday to hand over documentation that may prove to be "evidence of criminal wrongdoing by others," CBC News has learned.
The emails being turning over to the Mounties by Duffy's lawyer Donald Bayne are said to be "much more explicit" about the Prime Minister's Office script that Duffy said he was to follow.
Just as I predicted eh?
And to make matters even worse, the opposition wasn't intimidated by Great Ugly Leader's shrunken head show, and was STILL asking questions.
The suspension of three former Conservative senators without pay did not stop the opposition parties from keeping up their attacks on Stephen Harper over what his office knew about a plan to repay the inappropriate expenses of senator Mike Duffy.
Including this one from Tom Mulcair.
"Was Jenni Byrne [political director of the Conservative Party] aware of the plan to repay Mike Duffy's expenses using Conservative Party funds? Yes or no?" Mulcair asked Harper.
You know.... Jenni Byrne...the Con attack
Byrne, whom Mulcair noted has a fearsome reputation, currently works as the deputy chief of staff to the prime minister.
A question which Stephen Harper for some reason refused to answer directly.
"Without proof, the leader of the NDP is making allegations against people. Clearly Mr. Wright acted alone and accepted responsibility for that," Harper responded.
And although the Con Speaker shamelessly tried to come to his aid.
In a surprising move, House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer intervened on more than one occasion to warn Mulcair to stick to government business, not party business.
That didn't stop Mulcair...
The leader of the NDP hit back at the Speaker saying, "Just to be clear, perfectly clear, this is about a coverup in the Prime Minister's Office. This is government business. This is the public's business."
Who kept grilling Harper like a bearded Perry Mason...
And making Great Desperate Leader look bad. I mean REALLY bad eh?
For if you take a closer look at what happened today, as recorded by Aaron Wherry.
“Did the Prime Minister know about the plan to use Conservative Party funds to reimburse the illegal expenses of Mike Duffy,” the NDP leader wondered, “no weasel words, yes or no?”
“Once again, my clear view on this was that Mr. Duffy’s expenses could not be justified. He had claimed expenses he had not incurred and that I had told him, including telling him directly, that he should repay those funds. I was later told that he had, which, of course, was not true. That is, of course, one of the reasons why the Senate has acted as it has, and we congratulate it for that action.”
One thing should be obvious to any Canadian who doesn't need to be watered like a plant: Stephen Harper can't seem to give a straight answer to ANYTHING.
And the obvious question is WHY?
Which unless it is answered, will make more and more Canadians ask themselves this wider question...
And ensure that the Senate scandal will haunt EVERYTHING Great I Know Nothing Leader does all the way to the next election. If him and his ghastly gang aren't arrested first.
Because I can already see at least two ways this Perry Mason show could end eh?
With Stephen Harper being dragged away for his crimes against democracy...
And/or for lying in a compulsive and shameless manner, and by so doing rendering him unfit to remain in office.
Or with him and the entire PMO gang being dragged into court and made to look like idiots...
And quite frankly I like BOTH endings eh?
Yup. Settle back everyone and enjoy the show. It's going to be really scary.
But it will have a happy ending...
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