Really. Steve Harper seems to be leading with his chin in what is now the Duffy-Wright-Harper scandal.
Steve got up on his hind legs today and said he never threatened Duffy with expulsion from the Senate. He's right, he never did. That's not the sort of thing Steve would ever get caught doing. He's got other people to do that stuff for him.
Harper is drawing ever closer to having to get his story out under oath, putting himself and his prime ministership in jeopardy. People are beginning to call "bullshit" on him and even a lot of Conservatives want the truth.
Why doesn't Harper just direct the RCMP to release copies of all those public documents that Nigel Wright handed over to investigators? Easy-peasy. That way we could all read the documentary record and have an adult conversation as to who did what, to whom, and why.
Meanwhile yet another senior Tory Senate player, Carolyn Stewart-Olsen, has resigned from the internal economy committee - the one that appears to have laundered the Duffy audit report. Her colleague, Tkachuk, left quietly some time ago.