What the hell is wrong with that guy?
Michael Wernick, the powerful Clerk of the Privy Council (AKA most powerful unelected person in Canada), went on an absurd and frankly disturbing rant.
He was supposed to be at the Justice Committee to testify about the growing SNC-Lavalin Trudeau PMO scandal.
Instead, he started out saying this:
Here is the full opening statement from Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet Michael Wernick at the House Justice Committee's study on the SNC-Lavalin affair. #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/iesC09ItMH
— Rachel Aiello (@rachaiello) February 21, 2019
Here’s the video of his comments:
Here is the full opening statement from Michael Wernick, the Clerk of the Privy Council of Canada, the most senior bureaucrat in government, at the justice committee today. #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/NVYcRG5fnL
— John Paul Tasker (@JPTasker) February 21, 2019
None of that has anything to do with his testimony.
Keep in mind, he is supposed to be totally apolitical and non-partisan, so this is absolutely crazy.
And his elitism and arrogance is palpable.
He calls social media a ‘vomitorium,’ showing what he thinks about free speech and the free expression of the Canadian People.
He warns of ‘assassinations,’ and talks about how worried he is for the country – acting as if the effort to get the truth on the scandal is somehow dangerous.
And yet, even amid his rant, he basically confirmed that pressure was put on Jody Wilson-Raybould, as noted by Lisa Raitt:
“Conservative deputy leader Lisa Raitt says Michael Wernick’s committee testimony “is stunning. I think the amount of pressure that the PMO, either through his own operatives or through the clerk of the privy council, is incredibly unprecedented.”‘
Conservative deputy leader Lisa Raitt says Michael Wernick's committee testimony "is stunning. I think the amount of pressure that the PMO, either through his own operatives or through the clerk of the privy council, is incredibly unprecedented." #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/hkPTNEYTw6
— CPAC (@CPAC_TV) February 21, 2019
This is where it’s essential that we pay close attention here.
Remember, the Liberals called this story ‘false’ at the beginning.
But they’ve now admitted to most of it.
And Wernick – while trying to distract from the revelation with his crazy rant – also confirmed that Jody Wilson-Raybould was pressed about the issue – even after she had made a clear and definitive decision.
Clearly, Wernick is acting like a partisan shill for the Liberal Party, and shows once again that the elites protect themselves and Canadians can’t trust the system.
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