Duffy said he had insisted he had done nothing wrong by claiming these expenses — and that members of the Prime Minister's Office agreed with him, but they wanted the controversy quashed.
He said he was begging Harper's top aide Ray Novak that he not be forced to admit a mistake and repay the expenses, just five minutes before he eventually went public.
"I'm not a cheat, I'm not a thief. I don't break the rules and I was not going to embrace this kind of process," he said.
"I was pleading with all these born-again Christians."
Well, that's it then. Why didn't you say so? "Not Guilty" by reason of Born Again Christianity.
In other testimony, Duffy gave a chilling account of his confrontation with Shifty Steve.
The P.E.I. senator said he also complained that the PMO said he didn't spend enough time in his province.
Duffy testified that Harper said, "Well, you only spend 66 days" there.
Duffy testified that he said that that was "a lie," that he spent more time in the province, and that he was also on the "rubber chicken circuit" on behalf of the prime minister.
Duffy said Harper just "looked at me with a blank look."