Well he wasn't in the House of Commons today to answer questions about the latest twist in his sordid Senate scandal.
No doubt recovering from his long musical set at a Jewish community fundraiser the night before. Or too busy promoting his boring hockey book in downtown Toronto this morning.
So he didn't have to try to explain why his PMO lawyer's e-mails mysteriously disappeared.
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair asked Monday how former PMO legal adviser Benjamin Perrin’s emails could have been found months after the RCMP first asked for them in relation to the Mike Duffy-Nigel Wright affair.
“How could Ben Perrin’s emails, the PM’s legal counsel, how could they have disappeared for three months?” Mulcair asked in French. “How could they have disappeared, whereas these same emails had been retained by them in another legal matter? Explain that to us.”
Only to mysteriously reappear after the RCMP showed an unusual interest in them.
According to the PCO, the email account came to light in recent days, after the RCMP sought further confirmation from the PMO’s counsel that Perrin’s emails were not available from any other source.
To which questions the Prime Minister du jour, the dickhead Pierre Poilievre, replacing the benched buffoon Paul Calandra, had no reasonable answers.
Or no answer at all...
Liberal House Leader Dominic Leblanc asked if any PMO staffers had access to Perrin’s emails between the time of the original RCMP request and when they were discovered. Poilievre did not directly reply, pointing only to the PCO’s apology in the letter.
Except to try to make it sound as if the PCO was a separate department. When in fact it is the bureaucratic arm of the PMO, and under its TOTAL political control.
But unfortunately for Poilievre, and the political thugs in the PMO, the Cons will not escape their responsibility so easily.
Not when the RCMP are investigating them. The information commissioner wants to know if the public has been lied to. And there are so many
Especially this one:
Will Canadians ever know what’s in the Perrin emails? The RCMP does not comment on ongoing investigations, and won’t release them unless they file charges or file them in court as part of a request for a search warrant or production order. In Question Period on Monday, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair asked the government to table the emails in the House. The government did not do so.
Because they could determine whether Stephen Harper survives the scandal or leaves office in disgrace or in handcuffs. For giving a massive cover-up the good to GO.
And the good news is because the RCMP will almost certainly file charges, and the Perrin e-mails are so central to finding out what happened, sooner or later they will almost certainly be exposed to the light of day.
And since the PMO appears so determined to conceal them, one can only imagine how damaging they could be. For why would the innocent act like CRIMINALS?
And of course after this arrested "disappearance" NOBODY will believe what Great Scandalous Leader and his Con gang have to say about ANYTHING.
Not when words like "good to go" or "we are good to go from the PM" or "this is epic" can be so devastating.
Tens of thousands of words are churned out about politics every day in this country, but few have any staying power in the public arena. When they do, the power of these words cannot be underestimated.
Those eight words sum up three threads in this ongoing scandal: Harper’s possible involvement in the use of Conservative funds to pay back Duffy, potential outside influence brought to bear on an independent audit of the senator’s spending, and the direct involvement of the PMO in the whitewashing of a report as part of a secret deal it sought to cover up.
And more and more Canadians will inevitably ask themselves this fatal question...
So if the legal consequences don't bring him down, the political consequences will.
We'll make sure of that eh?
Yup. They're digging themselves ever deeper. They're desperate, they're making it up as they go along.
But the truth will not be buried.
And sooner or later it will destroy them...
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