Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Why Stephen Harper is Terrified of Mike Duffy
It's taken a long time, but Mike Duffy's trial process has finally begun, and you can be sure that Stephen Harper must be absolutely terrified.
Especially after Duffy's lawyer said Harper could be called to testify.
Suspended senator Mike Duffy’s lawyer will not rule out calling Prime Minister Stephen Harper as a witness, as his client’s fraud case goes to trial.
After petitioning the court Tuesday morning to set the earliest possible trial date for his client, Donald Bayne said the defence is “considering any potential witness. It’s too early to rule anything out.”
And Ol' Duff is doing what he can to try to make sure the trial could have a BIG impact on the next election.
Duffy is waiving his right to a preliminary hearing to expedite the trial. Bayne expects, once it gets underway, the trial will run for six to eight weeks. With a federal election scheduled for next year, Duffy’s trial could either precede or coincide with the campaign period.
Which of course, as Lawrence Martin writes, the Cons are hoping won't happen.
The party will be desperately hoping the trial can be pushed back beyond next fall’s election date. If it can be delayed even until late spring, the Conservatives have the option of calling an early spring election to avoid the fallout.
Desperately hoping the Duffy drip can be avoided, because whatever the result of the trial, it can only damage Stephen Harper.
The trial could well confirm that Mr. Harper did not know of the payment Mr. Wright made to Mr. Duffy or (although he has been a hands-on Prime Minister) about any cover-up. But that hardly means the PM or his party would be off the hook.
It’s Mr. Harper’s office. He sets the tone, the direction, the governing morality. As we speak, as a result of so many instances of dirty tricks, ethics transgressions, muzzling of opponents and the like, there is a widespread impression the governing morality is in the toilet. Coming in the run-up to an election, the Duffy trial could seal the deal and the fate of Mr. Harper’s government.
But here's the stunning part:
Could that explain why Great Desperate Leader is already acting as if the election campaign has already begun?
As I pointed out last night.
I mean think about it. Savour this thought: Could Stephen Harper be planning an early election just to try to avoid a CRIMINAL trial?
And I honestly believe he could.
Because that's how desperate he is, and how low he has fallen.
And of course, that's why I can't wait for the trial to get underway eh?
Because you know how I feel.
He can't fall low enough.
Or hard enough....
And all I can add is this:
Happy landings Great Leader.
And go Mikey GO !!!!
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