Friday, August 21, 2015
Will Sergeant Horton Please Take the Stand
There's a critical aspect to the Duffy trial that we're not going to get out of Harper's PMO staff or his "loyal unto death" shills in the Senate or the Conservative Party executive.
It's an aspect that goes to what appears to be a political prosecution that, it could be argued, calls justice into disrepute thereby violating Duffy's Charter rights.
It goes from then corporal, now sergeant Horton, the investigating officer straight up to the commissioner, Hank Paulson. Did they "fix" the investigation of the Wright-Duffy scandal in the only way possible to nail Duffy and take everyone else off the hook? Was this a setup by the state police apparatus? Has the national police service become just another partisan political agency doing the bidding of Shifty Steve Harper?
I haven't found anyone who gets the concept of Precium Immaculata, the Immaculate Bribe, in which the person who transmitted the proceeds of a crime, the bribe, is cleared of any offence, leaving only the person to whom those proceeds of crime were transmitted to take the rap. No one, nobody understands that.
Nobody understood that at the time it was announced Wright would face no charges and now that we've peered inside, through the masses of emails, this thing reeks of a set up.
We need to know just what sergeant Horton did as he amassed witness statements and processed the email dump. What role did Paulson and his boss, Vic Toews, play in shaping the investigation? Who saw the evidence? Was the prime minister let in on everything? How many times did he meet with Paulson immediately before Duffy was charged and in the months afterward? Was Shifty ever treated as a possible suspect?
There's a very bad smell to this and a lot of questions that need answers. Call sergeant Horton to the stand.