PM’s former legal advisor denies CTV Robert Fife’s Mike Duffy/cheque story


Yesterday, CTV’s Robert Fife ran this story:

Sources told CTV’s Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife that back in February, Benjamin Perrin helped draft the letter of understanding that called for Duffy to publicly declare that he would repay the money. In return, sources say, Wright would give a personal cheque to Duffy to cover the $90,000. Sources say the agreement also stipulated that a Senate investigation into expense claims would go easy on Duffy. (see here)

But according to these tweets from the National Post’s Kevin Libin, the story is untrue:
fife perrinfife perrin 1
Imagine Fife and CTV will be getting sued over this right?
Update: Text from Perrin’s statement

Last night’s CTV story in relation to me, which is based on unattributed sources, is false.

I was not consulted on, and did not participate in, Nigel Wright’s decision to write a personal cheque to reimburse Senator Duffy’s expenses.

I have never communicated with the Prime Minister on this matter.

In all my work, I have been committed to making our country a better place and I hope my record of service speaks for itself.


13 Responses to “PM’s former legal advisor denies CTV Robert Fife’s Mike Duffy/cheque story”

  1. Ian Says:

    Who the hell are Robert Fife’s sources anyway. You know what will happen here. As soon as it is obvious that there was no letter, the media party will do its damnedest to ensure the story goes away.

  2. Ian Says:

    Hmm not much attention being paid to this denial. No surprise there. The MSM wants to run with their BS for as long as possible

  3. E Mac Says:

    Fife and Solomon should have their collective asses kicked good.

  4. wilson Says:

    Solomon read the statement on Power and Politics, and Macleans posted Perrin’s statement. Looks like all media got it.
    Fife should make a public retraction, he’s smearing a lawyer

  5. Jen Says:

    From the way the media is behaving, you can bet your bottom dollar that they are being ORDERED to report against their will or else…

    Drug dealers have found the easiest way to make money…through the media. These dealers must have laughed and drank a toast to their new found gullible friends the media that will go so far to raise money to give to those dealers without one thought.

  6. Sean M Says:

    This whole “fiasco” stinks of a manufactured smear campaign from the Trudeau media. Duffy is the main target, mainly because he ran the story on Stephan Dijon looking like the moron he is in that infamous “can you repeat the question” meltdown… this is payback against Duffy from the Trudeau media. Trying to rope in the PM with anonymous sources is simply icing on the cake. Anyone who believes this story to be anything other than an hysterical media manufactured smear campaign has not been paying attention. The Trudeau media are going on the offensive, while baby doc Trud stays above the fray.

  7. Michael Harkov Says:

    *SIGH* ‘m so tired of these “anonymous sources”.

  8. Liz J Says:

    The “sources” are those mysterious beings who have no name or face, useful tools when the media slaggers are trying to get something going against the Harper Government and without foundation.
    This “scandal” coverage has all the potential for resulting in some of these wretched journalistas having their sorry asses sued to the max. Their hatred for all things Conservative doesn’t even allow them to wait for the true facts to come out after the investigation. The real scandal is with the journalists ,with all this muck raking they’ll end up in the muck.
    There’s barely a news paper fit to subscribe to in this country, this sort of stuff is the reason, they’ve gone into partisan politics heavily bent to the Left.

  9. LynnS Says:

    Seems like there is a lot of fishing going on.

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