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Trust. That is the excuse @JustinTrudeau used 2 years ago to explain why he removed two of his Liberal Cabinet Ministers from Caucus. He said that trust was broken and these two women could no longer be “members of his team." 1/5
Jody Wilson-Raybould, the former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, explained how she endured consistent and inappropriate pressure by the Prime Minister, the PMO, and the Clerk of the Privy Council to interfere in SNC-Lavalin's criminal prosecution. 2/5
She gave numerous accounts of this inappropriate behaviour and explained that she was feeling very uncomfortable. She even stated that for the protection of the Prime Minister's reputation, these inappropriate conversations must stop. 3/5
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Like many reporters, I collect passes for events I cover. @JustinTrudeau staff wouldn’t let me keep this from @CoastGuardCAN photo op in Vancouver. They said it would be reused. Today’s other event is party, not PMO. Pass is dated. I also said it’s single-use plastic. #cdnpoli
Another PMO staffer, taking orders, tried to prevent me from taking photos of the PM walking down the gamgway, in case he were to fall. PM ably descended, as you can see. Sukh Dhaliwal, however, needed help. The Surrey Liberal MP didn’t have sea legs today. #cdnpoli #cdnmedia
Also at @JustinTrudeau photo op at @CoastGuardCAN in Vancouver: dir. of photography from Mark Marissen’s Burrard Strategy (r) and Marissen’s wife/BS managing dir., Maryam (l). PMO issued media passes to both. BS recently produced Sukh Dhaliwal vids. #cdnmedia #cdnpoli
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Rumblings of big truths coming soon re Trudeau, #UraniumOne & #NXIVM cult

What we know so far (THREAD)

"Progressives" Trudeau, Liberal Party of Canada & Bronfman Families 100 YEAR HISTORY of looking after each others interests.…
Trudeau's chief fundraiser 2015 = Seagram's heir Stephen Bronfman, a close personal & family friend.

2017 Bronfman named in #ParadisePapers His Claridge Inc. linked to $60 mill US offshore Caymans trust, tax loophole exploitation, disguised payments.…
Additionally Trudeau chief fundraiser Stephen Bronfman's law firm mounted lobbying campaign in Ottawa for 3 yrs to fight legislation designed to crack down on offshore trusts (Harper's Bill).…

#ParadisePapers #NXVIM
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Top 6 Liberal excuses for #LavScam

Excuse 1: “We did it to save jobs.”

Fact: The pressure Justin Trudeau exerted on Jody Wilson-Raybould was only about protecting Liberal seats in Parliament. The only job he was trying to save was his own. 1/n
Excuse 2: “If Scott Brison didn’t resign, Jody Wilson-Raybould would still be Attorney General.”

Fact: Ridiculous. Nothing forced him to replace the Treasury Board President and Attorney General. She was fired because she wouldn’t stop SNC’s criminal trial, like he wanted. 2/n
Excuse 3: “The Ethics Commissioner will look into this.”

Fact: The Ethics Commissioner has no legal authority to investigate political interference in criminal prosecutions. Justin Trudeau is hiding behind a limited investigation that can’t hold him accountable. 3/n
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Did not resign because she saw herself as the last line of defense against political interference in #SNCLavelin .
#cdnpoli #LavScam #SNCLavelinGATE
I had serious concerns about it (political interference in #SNCLavalin) but took the Prime Minister at his word.

#cdnpoli #LavScam #SNCLavelinGATE
An attorney general has never issued a specific directive in a specific case or taken over a prosecution in the history of Canada.

Trudeau interference to pressure her into a "historic" and "unprecedented" decision is monumental.

#cdnpoli #LavScam #SNCLavelinGATE
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Conversation this week at a gathering of international researchers.

G: “What is this Canadian scandal that we keep reading about?”

Me: “Some are saying our PM, and others, possibly, did not respect the decision of our Attorney General quickly enough”

G: “That’s not really a scandal, why are people saying it is?”

Me: “Well, the AG was moved to our Veteran Affairs Ministry, some are claiming as punishment”


G: “Don’t the Minister’s serve at the pleasure of the PM in your system?”

Me: “Well, yes”

G: “Canadians are as polite and (no offence) boring as I’ve heard.”

Me: “sure, it sounds boring, it’s what passes for high stakes political drama to us”

#LavScam #cdnpoli
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The show’s about to begin. AG and Justice Minister David Lametti is about to testify at the House Justice committee as it looks into #LavScam. A thread will follow.
Lametti on what he can discuss:

1. Shawcross Doctrine
2. Discussions between the Attorney General and government colleagues
3. Remediation agreements
What he can't talk about, he says:
1. Conversations he didn't participate in
2. Matters covered by solicitor-client privilege (Take 2 drinks)
3. Matters discussed with cabinet
4. Any case before the courts
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NOT SHOCKING (ethics violations).

Trudeau PMO interfering in criminal prosecutions pressuring Attorney General to abandon criminal prosecution of his cronies. When she refused Trudeau fired her. Now he's denying it!

Times' Up Trudeau - Criminal investigation NOW. #cdnpoli
WATCH Trudeau lie to the nation & how easily he does so.

🇨🇦journalist @ezralevant (regularly vilified by Trudeau govt & state media CBC) points to system flaws:

Attorney General "duty of confidentiality to client" Only Trudeau himself can waive!!


🇨🇦 Parliament: Trudeau Government grilled re PMO interference in criminal prosecution at highest level.

Smirking sheepishly, refusing to answer question. Believe themselves above law & untouchable



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