After telling the Commons ethics committee he wouldn't talk, Karlheinz Schreiber talked - sort of. News accounts show he hasn't exactly been a responsive witness but he did make a couple of interesting points.
Mulroney has said he earned the cash from Schreiber by representing his business ventures, in particular a pasta business. Schreiber told the committee today there never was a pasta business. "It had nothing to do with any pasta business. It simply didn't exist.”
Schreiber also says he had $500,000 for Mulroney but he stopped paying after the first $300,000 because Mulroney wasn't producing.
He told the committee that he wants to go through his documents before testifying, adding those papers are in Switzerland, Toronto and Ottawa.
Schreiber is apparently due back before the committee next Tuesday.