February 19, 2019

Don't be fooled: Gerald Butts is “going to keep running the Liberal operation”

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Gerald Butts, Justin Trudeau’s principal secretary, resigned yesterday.

Here’s a tweet by Trudeau’s chief of staff, Katie Telford, with Butts's statement.

It was a lengthy, self-serving statement, saying he did nothing wrong, and he was a saint, and never had an impure thought, and didn’t know anyone else who did — but he’s resigning anyways, because of anonymous accusations.

Yeah, sure. Let me read part of it:

Recently, anonymous sources have alleged that I pressured the former Attorney General, The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, to assist SNC-Lavalin with being considered for a deferred prosecution agreement. I categorically deny the accusation that I or anyone else in his office pressured Ms. Wilson-Raybould. We honoured the unique role of the Attorney General. At all times, I and those around me acted with integrity and a singular focus on the best interests of all Canadians.

Is that really what happened? That this was all just an anonymous rumour, that there was no pressure at all on Jody Wilson-Raybould, the former Attorney General? That everything was just fine?

The federal lobbyist registry shows actually shows that enormous pressure was brought to bear.

SNC-Lavalin, a corrupt Quebec engineering firm, was caught paying $48 million in bribes in Libya to scam government contracts.

That registry also shows that SNC-Lavalin lobbied just about everyone in the Liberal government, including Gerald Butts personally, to have criminal charges dropped.

And remember: Trudeau never denied putting pressure on her — he just used weird lawyerly language, to say he never “directed” her to make a particular decision.

Yeah. That was Trudeau’s first alibi. And then he went through a whole bunch more.

His story seemed to change again and again.

And what about Gerald Butts? Why did he resign again? If he did nothing wrong, why leave?

Usually the Liberals will brazen anything out. Liberals never explain and never apologize.

We know that Gerald Butts is pretty much the opposite of clean when it comes to graft and grifting.

But here's more from the Globe and Mail today:

Along with chief of staff Katie Telford, Mr. Butts has been at Mr. Trudeau’s side since he ran for the Liberal leadership in 2013, and was a key architect of the party’s election victory in 2015. The two top aides had planned to take a leave of absence from the PMO this summer to run the October election campaign.

A senior government source said no decision had been made on a replacement for Mr. Butts. The source did not know whether Mr. Butts would now play a formal role in the election campaign.

So Butts was going to leave the PMO anyways, in a couple of months?

And he was going to run the campaign? And he still might?

Yeah, everything with these people is a lie. They’ve changed their story a half dozen times.

Meanwhile, the media’s attention span is almost out. They have zero curiosity.

Unless the RCMP do something.

Stephen Harper probably would have lost the last election anyway, or at least lost a majority. But the RCMP’s showy case against Mike Duffy — which resulted in an acquittal — was enough to feed the media to destroy Harper and give Trudeau a majority.

The RCMP could investigate, and they might lay charges — if SNC Lavalin did what they normally do; if Trudeau and cronies act like they normally act; if Gerald Butts took the same fond view of corruption as he usually does.

But unless that happens, this story’s done, folks.

And if you think for a moment that Gerald Butts isn’t going to continue to run the Liberal operation — both in the party, and in government — I don’t think you’ve been paying attention to him, or his cronies...

NEXT: Our reporter Keean Bexte has been on the road with the United We Roll pro-pipeline convoy since it left Alberta. Today they arrived in Ottawa for their rally — and Keean was assaulted by an Antifa thug.

He joins me to talk about that and, more importantly, about everything he learned about this grassroots movement.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2019-02-20 14:54:56 -0500
Anyone who has a half an hour to spare, this vid clarifies a few points about lavagate. It did for me anyway.

Yes, JWR has been ‘invited’ but nobody knows still, if she will say much of anything, as per her legal council. It may still determine nothing. Others have been invited also, not Butts or any other key player who will shed much light.

As mentioned in the The Agenda with Steve Paikin link, an ethics committee investigation is ‘in camera’ and wouldn’t be concluded until after the election. What’s needed is a Senate committee investigation, now, for all to see and follow. The Senate has subpoena power and could force Butts and other key players to show up.

It seems to me that even an RCMP investigation at this point would mean that we would get no information before the election. They would just keep saying its ongoing, we can’t discuss it. In a senate investigation the public would be privy to every word of the proceedings. Besides I want to see Butts face as he does his spin.
commented 2019-02-20 13:39:48 -0500
While both Scheer & Bernier voiced support for pipelines at the rally, Bernier went one step further and stressed loud and clear that, if required, he would not hesitate to use the notwithstanding clause in the Constitution to do what is best for our resource sector and the Country, and get the pipeline built.
commented 2019-02-20 12:43:36 -0500
Dan Mancuso , Toronto and Ottawa are the large bastions of lib
commented 2019-02-20 12:33:06 -0500
Its time the government passed a law to stop face coverings at public gatherings.
commented 2019-02-20 11:45:40 -0500
Something I haven’t heard in THEREBEL’s coverage of the convoy is what sort of presence local, Ontario truckers had at this rally. Any interviews with them?

I assume they’re all lefties in Ontario…it must be something in the water in The Great Lakes Basin.
Can’t wait for the Atkinson/Le Pen interview!

Do you think Zuckerburglar and fellow conspirators will try to shut down the dissemination of this interview on the internet?
I Googled, “…facebook caught shutting down 30,000 marine lepen sites pre election …” to get a link…and NOTHING CAME UP that even mentioned it!
…except this:
Three videos in French that weren’t about it, and at the bottom,
“In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 10 already displayed.
If you like, you can repeat the search with the omitted results included.”

…nothing there either, except for “Images…”
commented 2019-02-20 11:20:23 -0500
commented 2019-02-20 11:10:14 -0500
I’m still stunned that Canadians are continuing to put up with this Goverment horse crap,if people are relying on the judicial system-good luck!! The media continues to try and divide the protest movements by calling them every name in the book and the protesters keep taking the bait-who cares what they call you stand united and focuse on the target!!! Trudeau and Butts and the rest of the corrupt Liberals should have faced justice a long time ago!! If Trudeau wiggles his way out of this scandal I ask you again how much more of this BS are Canadians willing to stomach ???
commented 2019-02-20 09:48:46 -0500
Holy crap Jack Stephenson! We can no longer trust our judicial system, have no rule of law and now our banking system? Jeezus. What else is going to come out and what is this going to mean for average Canadians bottom line?
commented 2019-02-20 09:39:02 -0500
How could anyone suggest that the RCMP do their job and investigate the SNC Lavalin/Trudeau cozy relationship, when we all know the clear and present danger is front and center at Roxham road where illegals are in dire need of help to get their luggage and personal effects across the border to pick up their 50K & voter card.
commented 2019-02-20 08:11:01 -0500
If this is true, the Liberals are toast – /buffalochronicle.com/2019/02/19/scheer-wants-bmo-and-treasury-official-questioned-in-snc-lavalin-probe/
commented 2019-02-20 06:49:18 -0500
This is all for show to save the little cockroaches’ ass and there is no doubt in my mind butts will still be ruling via mohammad.
The big paycheque and ultimate gold plated pension along with all the perks will also continue to roll.
there is NO WAY we are going to get rid of this nazi regime!
commented 2019-02-20 03:31:08 -0500
So Sings Like a Bird had a lengthy meeting with the Liberal cabinet.
Let us hope Sings Like a Bird does not change her name to Quiet As A Mouse
commented 2019-02-20 03:27:38 -0500
Then again, maybe not… Buttskie bailed on Fibber McSquinty when things started going south in Ontario, and in spite of his obvious “global warming derangement syndrome” may be indeed seeking a lower profile in the trenches….
commented 2019-02-20 01:40:31 -0500
Lol Andrew!!
We can’t gross people out too much.
I really like the “eff off, shovel face” idea and the color change idea but in reality, that kind of merchandise would be in the house of horrors. At least to a lefty.
… I’m making the shirt!! I gotta do it now.
commented 2019-02-20 00:40:52 -0500
(Here’s the trick — post a comment and then the video works!)
Good show. That famous line “do you want that in English” is almost as good as my ex who said “but I had to cheat, I had no choice”.
commented 2019-02-20 00:16:35 -0500
“World’s grossest mug” with a picture on Trudeau on it." You also need to have a picture of his “rear end’s face”, G Butt’s Esquire on the opposite side. The Bouy Blunder and Butt’s Man! The soy-namic duo together forevah! Better yet would be to use that paint that changes color when it gets hot. Then you could have them wearing their crime-fitting costumes.
commented 2019-02-20 00:09:52 -0500
I don’t think Butts will do a damn thing unless he’s payed to do it.
Master mind? Master minds keep the pay dirt coming. Nepotism? Where is his privilege to get anybody what they want now? I want to know what actually makes a grifting & corrupt dumbass the king of hot sh*t because it certainly isn’t his brains, good looks or charm.
What does he have that everybody wants?! I bet its an American connection he suffers for.
commented 2019-02-20 00:03:04 -0500
I guess they couldn’t fire Katie Telford because shes a woman. Poor Butts must have realized his own “lets be feminists” chant made him the best one to go on holiday first. No doubt he will run Liberal campaign in his pajamas from home before he gets the nod to head the Pierre Elliot Trudeau foundation all while collecting 350,000 grand a year from any number of sources.
commented 2019-02-19 23:57:54 -0500
With regards to Butts resignation, I believe you’re right. I think it’s a distraction where it may be to cause people to become distracted with glee that the Liberal government may be falling apart in an election year and not scrutinize what’s happening as closely behind the scenes.
commented 2019-02-19 23:52:09 -0500
I have tried 10 TIMES to get through this video. The audio is off and then it keeps repeating the same frame over and over. It’s almost like it’s rewinding over and over and over.
commented 2019-02-19 23:46:42 -0500
Butts’s resignation is window dressing. He hasn’t left. He’s too tough, smart and determined. So long as the oil industry is around, his work, and that of the other environmentalists he hired as deputy ministers, isn’t finished.
commented 2019-02-19 22:58:26 -0500
Rebelation—-I hope you follow up on the RCMP complaint. The Keean incident is a terrible way to be greeted after a 3 day journey. Ezra promised his backing also.
commented 2019-02-19 22:40:54 -0500
Ron Joseph, me too. I think most conservatives were horrified with Bev’s 16 dollar orange juice.
It doesn’t seem so offensive by liberal standards today..
commented 2019-02-19 22:31:06 -0500
When Ezra pointed out Harjit Sajjan’s $161,000. photo, I really felt guilty as I was critical of Bev Oda’s $16. orange juice.

Keean did look a little upset over the Anti-fa incident. If I had that job with Anti-fa around, I would carry a thin 10 inch pipe for self defense. Especially when the protection is the cowardly RCMP Bellhops, worse yet, a useless woman member.
Too bad Keean couldn’t have kicked her in the ass, that’s all the respect she seemed to deserve.
commented 2019-02-19 22:16:46 -0500
Keean! Good job. Do you have video that shows the officer’s badge number? I’ll send you a private email. I’ll be going to Ottawa soon, and if they haven’t acted, I’ll seek a private charge against the officer for obstructing justice. Also, antifa was wearing a mask at a protest? And the officer didn’t charge him? That’s a 2nd count. I’m in, I hope you are too.
commented 2019-02-19 22:04:17 -0500
It’s exciting to watch the left eat themselves