March 06, 2019

Gerald Butts refuses to testify under oath. Why? Was he lying?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

It’s been the biggest scandal to rock Justin Trudeau’s government.

Last month, the Globe and Mail reported that Justin Trudeau tried to pressure the Attorney General, Jody Wilson-Raybould, into dropping criminal charges against a corrupt Montreal engineering firm called SNC-Lavalin.

Of course, Jody Wilson Raybould’s own testimony last week was devastating. At one point, she mentioned Gerald Butts, Trudeau’s right hand man:

“Gerry [Butts] said [to my chief of staff], 'Jess, there is no solution here that does not involve some interference.’ “

See, that’s the thing. It’s illegal to interfere with a criminal prosecution. And this:

"Gerry talked to me about how the statute was a statute passed by Harper and that he does not like the law. I said something like that is the law that we have.”

Now, perhaps she had an axe to grind — after all, she was sacked as attorney general by Trudeau. But then, this week, Trudeau’s most competent cabinet minister, Dr. Jane Philpott resigned, saying she couldn’t support Trudeau and the cabinet anymore, given what she had learned about this matter, and its lack of ethics.


Today Gerald Butts took the stand.

Well, not quite.

See, when you take the stand, you swear on a Bible to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Then, if you lie under oath in a proceeding like this, you’re guilty of perjury.

Today, the Conservatives introduced a motion to have Butts swear an oath to tell the truth during his testimony. And the Liberals voted against it.

Then the Conservatives put a motion to ask Butts to willingly swear an oath to tell the truth. Again, the liberals blocked it. And indeed, Butts chose not to swear an oath.

I’m sorry, but that’s the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen. How much more obvious can it get?

This is a contest of credibility — and Trudeau’s guy won’t swear an oath, and Trudeau’s MPs block it?

TONIGHT I'll show you a few clips of Butts' testimony. It was mainly low energy, lots of fuzzy language. The opposite of the ranting ideologue that Butts shows himself to be on Twitter, every day, where he calls his opponents Nazis.

I watched the whole thing. And what I took away was this:

Gerald Butts brought forward a few interesting details, but Jody Wilson-Raybould's testimony remains incontrovertible — despite Butts' attempts to paint her as a liar.

Trudeau and the Liberals are going to try to brazen this out.

The only people who can stop them now are the police...

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commented 2019-03-08 22:38:09 -0500
Butts would leave only because he (and PM Trudeau) have a plan that they feel will better help their situation if he is on the outside of the PM office.
commented 2019-03-08 09:35:43 -0500
Charred Remains, Let’s establish some context . I don’t trust or believe media reports or the bias that exists in Google searches for information. It was on that basis that I addressed a simple and non judgemental question to you as a person on the ground in Alberta who I thought could provide perspective on what I feel would be a first initial step in moving towards that goal, namely in establishing an independent police force..I think someone who has a law enforcement background like myself would naturally be lead to ask such a question.
Regarding your response , you obviously read something into my question that didn’t exist and you certainly didn’t take into account a number of posts I’ve made here supporting your position on Alberta separation.
Passengers aren’t loaded on cruise ships in large crates.The are loaded one by one and that’s how you gain support for a cause,one by one.
If you present bitterness , resentment , contempt and truculence towards those that have interest in your aspirations and goals , you will drive them away as you have with me. I still believe that Western independence is achievable in some form.But I can assure that you and I will never agree on how it becomes a reality.
commented 2019-03-07 18:30:35 -0500
AL PETERSON….my point…which you seem to have missed…is that you are NOT required by law to swear an oath on the BIBLE.

Al, I was a ministry candidate, I know the scriptures and their history…probably better than you…I still discuss them frequently with a Lutheran Pastor who is a close friend.

AL, the oldest piece of original scripture manuscript in the Canon collection that was started at the Council of Nicea (and is kept in the Vatican Library) is believed to be from one of the first transcriptions of the Gospel According to John. There isn’t much left of it, it is about the size of a potatoe chip…and ironically…it only contains the line “AND PILATE SAITH UNTO HIM ’WHAT IS TRUTH?”
commented 2019-03-07 17:44:34 -0500
As far as having to swear allegiance to the Queen is concerned, if you want entrance into the country you do it, because we said you have to. Don’t like it don’t come. Loyalty to the Queen and Crown, means us, Canada. We are the crown now. That’s one thing that is good about what Pierre did. The crown is us, its swearing allegiance to the country of Canada. Its a prerequisite and I’d like to see it remain so, as its also reflective of our roots.

I also have no problem with the oath on the Bible.
Its a symbol. If you take the oath it means you are bound to tell the truth or face punishment. I don’t see the big deal. This nation was built on Christian values after all. It seems reasonable to me.

You can’t change a nations roots. Trying to cut them off is futile.
commented 2019-03-07 17:43:17 -0500
The liberal globalists have to stir up the minorities against the white-man to try and change the SNC channel.
commented 2019-03-07 17:21:53 -0500
I was sitting in my Doctor’s office when this faker was speaking. Luckily they didn’t have the volume turned up very loud. Trudeau’s deer in the lights look gave him away. He can’t even lie convincingly! He’s so pathetic.
commented 2019-03-07 16:27:41 -0500
The Grand Pimp needs to be run outta Dodge,hopefully when he’s in Goose Bay or Iqaluit today a bear gets him!!! The Bears however probably won’t like lying liberal meat.
commented 2019-03-07 16:07:08 -0500
Was anyone else screaming at their computer or TV screen this morning when Justine spoke to the nation? I literally felt dizzy and nauseous. When he started talking about what kind of leader he was, it sounded like a really bad marriage counsellor I once had. His fartsy fairy dust nicey guy sickening verbiage is out of control. Who looked at that and thought, Yeah, he’s my kind of leader? I just don’t get it.

This afternoon he is off to apologise to the people of Iqaluit for those bad white men who infected their people with TB of all the insulting fricken things! No apologies about SNC Lavalin though.
There is supposed to be a blizzard on his way up there today, he’s flying.
I really can’t take much more of this guy.
commented 2019-03-07 15:57:39 -0500
“With raging storm Thou comest”
commented 2019-03-07 15:56:39 -0500
From a commentary on Amos:
“God will not relent. God can be unrelenting. He becomes unrelenting when His justice is at stake. He keeps jealous watch over His government of the world. He allows a nation to go to ruin rather than depart a single inch from His justice. But if nations have been unwilling to hear God’s still small voice, then from time to time they must listen to the God of whom we sing, With rain storm Thou comest”.
commented 2019-03-07 15:45:16 -0500
CHARRED REMAINS commented 4 hours ago
We seriously need to change that oath away from loyalty to the queen and crown to something that more resembles loyalty to the country and its citizens..
Charred, they are the same thing. The crown is symbolic of national authority in Canada.
Too bad they don’t teach civics anymore.

“In Canada’s system of government, the power to govern is vested in the Crown but is entrusted to the government to exercise on behalf and in the interest of the people. The Crown reminds the government of the day that the source of the power to govern rests elsewhere and that it is only given to them for a limited duration.”
commented 2019-03-07 15:40:34 -0500
Oh, and read carefully. The eating of the fruit was a lie from Satan. He said Your eyes will be opened and you will be like God. And people, (especially leftists) have believed that ever since. Hence all the catastrophes of life.
commented 2019-03-07 15:38:03 -0500
Glenn Craig your interpretation leaves something to be desired. Have you never heard of a literary device? Hyperbole is one of them and the four corners refers to the 4 compass points.
commented 2019-03-07 13:41:21 -0500
Only assholes don’t know they are fools and only fools don’t know they are assholes. Butts and Trudeau are both trying to figure out who has what.
commented 2019-03-07 13:29:14 -0500
Charred Remains….what makes you think Gerald Butts is a Christian? If he is not the Canada Evidence Act exempts him from obligation to swear an oath on the Bible. He can still be charged with perjury if he chooses to invoke that exception. Read the Act.

I have on several occassions refused to swear an oath on the Bible….including in court.

Snakes do not talk

Nobody ever aquired knowledge of good and evil by eatng fruit.

“And Delilah did vex his soul nearly unto death”…a wife’s nagging does not have fatal results

“I shall gather them from the four corners of the earth” …the earth does not have four corners

I am buddhist…..I do not deem the Bible to be a benchmark of “the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth”
commented 2019-03-07 11:45:14 -0500
The big FEM should have his tongue cut out for the falsehoods he’s spewing-my goodness what a bafoon,we can’t let this weasel snake his way out of this!!!
commented 2019-03-07 11:26:04 -0500
WOW! They’re crawling out from under all the slimy rocks to defend the corrupt parasitic lying liberals…….welcome back vajay jay.
Where ya been?
commented 2019-03-07 11:26:02 -0500
Most people here have probably thought that Gerald Butts is and has been a sleazy operator since the beginning of his public life.
Did his testimony with or without taking the oath or affirmation change anyone’s opinion of him?
commented 2019-03-07 11:18:51 -0500
This thing is a joke right from the get go-the liberals secretly brought in the DPP , then they hold kangaroo court with a committee having the liberal majority and nobody has to be sworn in. The way it’s set up nobody’s is obligated to speak truth-lie at will nothing will happen!! JWR has more to lose than those other two morons (Butts and Trudy) who do you think most people will believe. An RCMP investigation needs to be done hands down. The dribble that continues to flow out of Trudeau’s mouth is a joke.The big FEM needs to be tossed!!!
commented 2019-03-07 11:08:33 -0500
Without being under oath, the testimony coming out of Butts, smells!
commented 2019-03-07 11:01:19 -0500
Here is the actual oath from below.
House of Commons Procedure and Practice
Edited by Robert Marleau and Camille Montpetit
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4. The House of Commons and Its Members
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The Oath or Solemn Affirmation of Allegiance

Before a duly elected Member may take his or her seat and vote in the House of Commons, the Member must take an oath or make a solemn affirmation of allegiance or loyalty to the Sovereign and sign the Test Roll (a book whose pages are headed by the text of the oath). When a Member swears or solemnly affirms allegiance to the Queen as Sovereign of Canada, he or she is also swearing or solemnly affirming allegiance to the institutions the Queen represents, including the concept of democracy. Thus, a Member is making a pledge to conduct him-or herself in the best interests of the country. The oath or solemn affirmation reminds a Member of the serious obligations and responsibilities he or she is assuming.

The obligation requiring all Members of Parliament to take the oath is found in the Constitution Act, 1867, with the text of the oath itself outlined in the Fifth Schedule. 207 The Act states: “Every Member of the … House of Commons of Canada shall before taking his Seat therein take and subscribe before the Governor General or some Person authorized by him … the Oath of Allegiance contained in the Fifth Schedule to this Act …” The wording of the oath is as follows: “I, (Member’s name), do swear, that I will be faithful and bear true Allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second.” 208 As an alternative to swearing the oath, Members may make a solemn affirmation, by simply stating: 209 “I, (Member’s name), do solemnly, sincerely, and truly declare and affirm that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second.”
commented 2019-03-07 10:55:57 -0500
The link below is a MASTER OATH which ALL MP’s, Senate, Cabinet and Important Government Employees take the first day that they start their job. When doing Government Business, they are COVERED. Think of the time it would take to take an Oath at every meeting, every day for 4 years?

Is Butts still covered as he resigned? I believe so, as he is still doing Gov’t Business and is in a Gov’t Building.
commented 2019-03-07 10:07:30 -0500
Justy Wusty sat on the Hill;
Justy Wusty had a great spill;
All of Butts horses and all of Butts men;
Couldn’t put Justy together again.
commented 2019-03-07 09:35:46 -0500
Worthy of note: CTV News has started using the term “word salad” with respect to Junior’s remarks. I believe Sheila Gunn Reid has struck again.
commented 2019-03-07 09:20:28 -0500
Why are they still able to feed from the tax trouph if he wont swear an oath??
commented 2019-03-07 09:13:17 -0500
So Trudeau and Butts throw a tarp over thousands of rotting dead fish and expect the smell to go away.
They call that a cover-up.
Deferred justice is just justice denied.
Of course our only recourse is the voting booth . But most if the public is only exposed to what the PMO and their paid off media tells them.W e will see if enough Canadians remain that reject these unlawful and undemocratic Liberals.
commented 2019-03-07 09:01:45 -0500
Nothing to apologise for, just doing the usual mansplaining to this poor misguided woman.
commented 2019-03-07 08:56:20 -0500
Junior just admitted they wouldn’t take “No” for an answer.
commented 2019-03-07 06:19:33 -0500
The real lie in all of this (and the Liberals are lying to themselves if they believe it) is the notion that 9000 people in Quebec would feel compelled to not vote Liberal if “justice were served though the Heavens may fall”…….who would they vote for to get their jobs back? Who could they have voted for in the hope of another outcome?

The Liberals may believe this lie they are telling themselves based on their ivory tower academic elitism and perception of the masses as “knuckle dragging Neanderthals” and who would vote against them purely in a fit of pique.

If there WAS real heartfelt concern about the guys who climb the ladders up inside the ceiling tiles in government buildings to fix the HVAC, SNC LAVALIN is a spoon in a coffee cup…it will not leave a hole if it is removed….the HVAC technician will be hired by someone else.

Looking at the management org charts of who manages SNC LAVALIN (and what other things those people manage) reveals the REAL concerns of Justin Trudeau and Gerald Butts.
commented 2019-03-07 05:28:28 -0500
Under the Canada Evidence Act you are not obliged to swear an oath on the Bible….nor should you be…

Matthew 5:34-37 King James Version (KJV)

34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:

35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.

36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

Consciencious objection by Christians on the basis of that scripture has been recognized for more than half a century.

More currently objection on the basis of not being a christian is also recognized….as it should be.

Bottom line…..what the court is demanding is far beyond the scope of it’s jurisdiction . No officer of the court is duely ordained as clergy.