Okay, it's not the mystery of the Sphinx but... yesterday's testimony by former Harper special counsel Ben Perrin goes a long way to explaining why Duffy stands alone charged with bribery.
Bribery is a crime of giving and taking so, unless the giver or the taker is dead, there should be two people charged. Except in this case. Just the one, the Cavendish Cottager. It's the stuff of magic, a glimpse into the Dark Arts of the state police apparatus.
Presumably Wright might have been charged with giving the very bribe Duffy is charged with receiving - except that might have dragged in half of Harper's PMO as accessories. Wright, Novak, Perrin, Van Hemmen, Woodcock - they all apparently knew about it. They all facilitated the deal. They all participated and, presumably, that includes Shifty Harper himself. A classic conspiracy.
Think this isn't a political prosecution?
Way back when Wright was "cleared" I wrote that the state police agency had to take Wright off the hook because that took everyone else, including Harper, off the hook. If Wright stood trial, he wasn't going to go down alone. He'd take the rest with him.
And so we have this travesty of an investigation leading to a travesty of a prosecution all revolving around a theory of money that magically transformed into a bribe once it reached Duffy's hands. Voodoo Justice.
By the way, Shifty. When your