I wasn't looking forward to watching Justin Trudeau appear before the Commons Justice Committee.
I knew that Pierre Poilievre and his ugly stooge Charlie Angus were out for blood, determined to make a fake scandal sound like a real one.
And after the way they had both teamed up to smear poor Margaret Trudeau the day before, I knew they were capable of anything.
But as it turns out, I shouldn't have worried.
For Trudeau was able to easily handle the Con NDP smear mongers, to the point of looking at times like he was enjoying himself.
And even the toxic Trudeau hater Michael Harris was forced to admit he had managed to take the air out of the fake scandal.
First, and most important, Trudeau testified that he never spoke to representatives of WE, and only learned of the charity’s involvement in the massive volunteer grant program on May 8. That was the date cabinet received the recommendation from the public service that WE was the only organization able to administer the volunteer grant program.
A tad disingenuous to be sure, since the public service recommends and cabinet decides. But a far cry from the charge that the PM personally favoured WE and interfered to tilt the ultimate decision in its favour.
The charge that Trudeau favoured the Kielberger brothers because they were his friends also went up in flames.
Trudeau also flatly denied being friends of the charity’s founders, Craig and Marc Kielburger. Trudeau said he never had dinner with them, never socialized with them, and didn’t consider them friends. Just people he knew.
And then there was the "smoking gun." The one the Con/NDP mucky mucks were hoping to use to hurt his wife Sophie...
But only ended up hurting themselves.