The Trudeau PMO are still desperately trying to block the truth from emerging.
Yesterday, the media headlines were saying that Trudeau was letting Jody Wilson-Raybould speak freely.
But here’s what I said on Twitter at the time:
“Look beyond the headlines to see the game being played.”
“Trudeau isn’t letting Jody Wilson-Raybould speak. He’s deciding what she can say. He’ll decide what is and isn’t ‘relevant.’ So, the guy who could potentially be implicated in wrongdoing gets to control what the person who could potentially implicate him gets to say. Insane.”
And now, lo and behold this report:
“Jody Wilson-Raybould wrote to the chair of the justice committee Tuesday evening to say that while she will agree to give testimony before MPs on Wednesday, she will not be able to speak freely because of constraints that still exist around what she can and can’t talk about.”
In her letter, Wilson-Raybould referenced the order in council that the media claimed would free her to speak ‘freely’:
“The OIC addresses only my time as attorney general of Canada and therefore does nothing to release me from any restrictions that apply to communications while I served as minister of veterans affairs and in relation to my resignation from that post or my presentation to cabinet after I had resigned. I mention this simply to alert the committee to the fact that the Order in Council leaves in place whatever restraints there are on my ability to speak freely about matters that occurred after I left the post of attorney general.”
And as I noted yesterday, the order in council doesn’t apply to conversations that could have taken place between PMO staff and Jody Wilson-Raybould’s staff, meaning pressure applied in that way won’t be allowed to be discussed – unless Wilson-Raybould decides to risk potential legal attacks from the Trudeau PMO.
As we all already knew, Trudeau isn’t being open and transparent. He’s doing the least possible to look like he’s freeing here to speak, without actually letting her speak in a fully free way.
The cover-up continues.