The right-wing rag, The Toronto Sun, reports that Rahim Jaffer is threatening to sue the Toronto Star for something, probably defamation. The Sun claims Jaffer is furious about a Star expose claiming Jaffer got drunk driving and cocaine possession charges dropped by agreeing to roll over on, grass, give evidence against one of his business associates Nazim Gillani. It is alleged Gillani is the subject of investigations into tax fraud and other offences.
Jaffer's got a point. If The Star's article is false, it's defamatory as hell. He ought to sue. It's the best - make that the only - way to redeem his reputation. Let's lay the facts before a court of law. Let's let the newspaper defend its story. Let's get Jaffer under oath and get a look at the records of his dealings with Gillani and the Conservatives.
My guess is that Jaffer is blowing smoke. A sure sign of a scoundrel is one who threatens to sue before skulking back into the shadows. Of course the account in The Sun claims Jaffer isn't exactly complaining of defamation but merely that the Toronto Star article is "inaccurate" and "a complete mischaracterization." I'd love to hear more. Wouldn't we all?