Tuesday, December 04, 2007

So why are we doing this again?

I had my doubts about the need to have an inquiry into the Schreiber/Mulroney affair in the first place, and after today it is looking more and more like this has been a big waste of time and money.

What is being investigated? And why?

Airbus: there is no connection at all to Mulroney and Airbus. Everyone including the RCMP and the Liberal Party of Canada agreed that there was no such connection.

June 23, 1993, mere days before Mulroney left office: Schreiber has stated that an agreement in principle was made with Mr. Mulroney, but NO money changed hands and no money amounts were discussed.

The 2+ Million dollar defamation settlement: This is in regards to the allegations that Mr. Mulroney was involved somehow in Airbus, and everything that exists out there supports Mr. Mulroney's position on this matter that he was not involved.

300K in cash: While this amount of cash could raise questions, there is no law against using cash in this country. Out of curiosity, at what amount of cash does this become an 'issue'? $20, $200, $2000, $200,000 ?

Mulroney's statement about his dealings with Schreiber: Schreiber confirmed that what Mr. Mulroney said was true, and that he did not have any dealings with KHS on Airbus or any other matter at that time.

The letter to the PMO: This never was an issue as the Privy Council already cleared the matter up.

Again, where is the crime and why is the government investigating?


Update: It was a good day and a bad day.

It looks like a good day for KHS as he was granted bail and can now sleep at home in relative peace, although the media will be all over him for the foreseeable future it will be better than jail.

And someone who is not having such a good day would be Liberal MP Robert Thibault. So Robert, how is that defamation suit from Mr. Mulroney coming along?


Anonymous said...

How many other MP's, NDP, Bloc or Liberal have discussed potential employment with someone a few days before they initially left office?

wilson said...

Tho it is interesting, that in the entire eight years the RCMP investigated Mulroney, Schreiber was never interviewed by them.
It was public knowledge that there was $300k in question , Schreiber to Mulroney, 2 years BEFORE the RCMP called off the dogs.
Curious eh.
Won't Dippers have fun with that little tidbit..

Ardvark said...

Anon, to answer your question. All of them do. Of course people make plans as to what they will do after they leave ANY job, whether it be to work/teach/speak etc, it is common sense to make plans about their future and talk to people before you walk out the door for the last time.

Wilson, KHS didn't talk to the RCMP not for their lack of trying but by his choice. He told them to talk to his lawyer, charge him with a crime, or get lost. You are correct, the money was well known before they finished the investigation, so nothing new here.

Möbius said...

Plenty of them. How many get paid in cash?

Ardvark said...

As I asked in the original post: At what amount of cash does this become an issue $20, $200, $2000, $200,000?

My paper boy gets paid in cash every week, so I guess he is somehow suspect now too?