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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